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  14 - 18 APRIL 2013 Doing it together: effective collaboration...
34th Annual IATUL Conference at Cape Town International Convention Centre
Hosted by CPUT Libraries
Keynote Speakers

Monday, 15 April 2013:
Dr. Siv Vangen

"How effective national and transnational collaborations are managed: the key lessons from research"

Dr. Siv Vangen is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at The Open University Business School. The Open University is a one of the world's largest universities and a world leader in delivering modern distance learning. She is a leading international researcher known for her cutting edge, award winning research into the management of inter-organisational collaboration. In the course of her research spanning two decades, she has worked as a facilitator, consultant, advisor and trainer with policy makers and managers involved in partnerships and alliances in the public, private and not-for profit sectors. The knowledge generated via these settings has been used in a variety of ways by managers and policy makers across many different contexts and organisational settings. Her presentation to the 34th Annual IATUL conference will introduce some key concepts which convey typical challenges of collaboration and look at some of the implications for managing these in practice.

She has authored many journal publications on collaboration and is co-author of Managing to Collaborate: The Theory and Practice of Collaborative Advantage, 2005, Routledge, London, 2005, ISBN 0415 339200.

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

Tuesday, 16 April 2013:
Dr. Sara (Saartjie) Grobbelaar

"The Development and Management of Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Dr. Grobbelaar is employed at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in the Centre for Research Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST). In her role as senior researcher she is involved in a large scale project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to develop capacity in 24 sub-Saharan African universities to improve knowledge utilisation. Dr. Grobbelaar also works as a part-time senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria in the Faculty of Engineering. In this role she works on industry development, technology policy and energy policy issues.

Dr. Grobbelaar holds a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering (with distinction), Masters in Computer Engineering (with distinction) and PhD in Engineering all attained at the University of Pretoria. The focus of her PhD thesis was to develop a system dynamics model of the effect of R&D investment on the South African System of Innovation. This model was intended as a policy tool for industry and government to test the effect of R&D investment decisions on R&D outputs.

In July 2011, Sara completed an MPhil in Technology Policy (with distinction) at the University of Cambridge. During her time in the UK, she was supported by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and the Cambridge Trusts. Prior to her MPhil studies, Sara was employed at Frost & Sullivan as consulting project manager for the African office. During her time at Frost & Sullivan she focused on project delivery across industries (ICT, Energy and Power supply, Chemicals Materials and Food, Pharmaceuticals etc.). Highlights from this experience were the development of a dynamic model for forecasting electricity pricing in 8 international markets and the development of a sector development strategy to position Gauteng as a BPO hub.

Thursday, 18 April 2013:
Mr Jay Jordan

"Future Tense: Technology Trends Affecting Libraries"

Jay Jordan became the fourth president in OCLC’s 45-year history in May 1998. Jay has overseen a period of remarkable growth for OCLC. Since 1998, the number of libraries participating in the OCLC cooperative has grown from 30,000 to more than 72,000. The number of participating institutions outside the U.S. has increased from 3,200 in 64 countries to 16, 215 in 170 countries.

WorldCat, the OCLC bibliographic database, has grown from 38 million records to more than 272 million, and the number of library location listings attached to those records has increased from 668 million to over 1.8 billion.

Under Jay's leadership, OCLC built a new technological platform, introduced new Web-scale cloud services, created a library advocacy program, and introduced new initiatives to make library holdings and libraries more visible on the open Web.

President and Chief Executive Officer
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Dublin, Ohio, USA

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