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Thursday, May 28, 2015

My First Handson Encounter With Digital Publishing: Just a CPD Training Sketch

Publishing in digital era
A review
Table of contents
Introduction to Digital Publishing
Traditional publishing has hitherto held sway. With the invention of printing machine by Johannes Gautenberg and paper by Tsai Lun the multiplication of published human knowledge and ideas have since changed.
And paper by Tsai Lun, circulation of human ideas and knowledge have since been taken to a new height. Rather than hand copying into multiple copies done in the Monastries in earlier times, many copies of a book or publication can be produced instantaneously.
This has been the practice before the computer technology era that we are sets in. With the computer revolution comes information overload.
We can now expect the Internet era to do so much more. It has even been said that anytime you type something on facebook you are publishing



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CPD4 Day One Proper: Social Media Trainining


Two theory sessions held with Dr Cecelia, a former librarian turned LIS lecturer after many years of proven professional experience and Prof Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha from UNISA who equally formerly practiced as a librarian. The practical sessions were very interesting and new skills gained. Going back to Protea Hotel Manor was not without a take home assignment for the day.
I am indeed emerging a NextGen Librarian

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

CarnegieCPD Four: Introduction Done

Ahead of the very busy training month, an introductory session titled Click Up training and logistics was held today at the Tswelopele Room of the IT building, University of Pretoria. Dr Marlene Holmer through the programme content after a lengthy but fantastic self introduction by each of the trainees from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and the host country, South Africa. It became obvious the trainees have great expectations of the programme.
After that, trainees were connected to the UP guest wifi for internet access and instructions on the use of the learning system (Blackboard) domesticated as ClickUp. Group assignment was also given and advice to download some mobile apps. This signals, work has started!
But we really had to walk round the university campus so as to gain entrance through the main gate just because we don't have our cards yet.
Just about what I can say happened today, Sunday, 24th May, 2015.