5 ICAHIS 2005
Maintained by
Antoinette Lourens

5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists
University of Pretoria , Onderstepoort,

4 - 7 July 2005


Running wild , running free :


Capturing, harnessing and disseminating knowledge flows in support of animal health





Programme (Print version)


Monday 4 July 2005

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30 Prof R A Mogotlane Vice Principal , University of Pretoria
Welcome : Mr R Moropa Acting Director , Academic Information Service, University of Pretoria
Prof N P J Kriek Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science,University of Pretoria
09:30 - 10:15 Keynote speaker : Dr Adi Paterson, Deputy Director-General: Science and Technology Expert Services, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa. Towards E-research in South Africa
10:15 - 10:45 Refreshments
10:45 - 13:00 Session 1: Library Products and Services
  • 1. MURPHY, S.A. Patching the publicity disconnect: promoting information resources and services to Ohio veterinary professionals
    (Veterinary Medicine Library, Ohio State Univ., USA)

  • 2. SHRIGLEY, S. Providing current awareness and information support services during a national crisis : the role of the Pirbright Library during the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the UK 2001
    (Library,Institute for Animal Health Laboratory, Pirbright, UK)

  • 3. HADEBE, Z C . Client relationship marketing in the provision of animal health information : implications for Librarians.
    (Library, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe)

  • 4. VERSTER, E. Programme for agricultural information service (PRAIS) in the SADC countries
    (Library and Information Services, University of the Free State)

  • 5. SIFE, A.S. and CHILIMO W. Effectiveness of Sokoine National Agricultural Library
    (Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Tanzania)
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
    13:50 - 14:30 Visit Veterinary Academic Hospital
    14:30 - 16:30 Visit Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute Library and Museum
    16:30 - 17:30 Visit Library,Faculty of Veterinary Science
    17:30 - Welcome cocktails and Barbecue, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort
    Tuesday 5 July 2005
    08:00 - 08:30 Registration

    08:30 - 09:15 Keynote speaker: Roy Page-Shipp: South African Research Information Service project
    09:15 - 10:30 Session 2 : E-Resources

  • 6. LWOGA, E. T. African web-based animal health information
    ( Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania)

    ·   7. AGABA,D.M. Assessment of the utilisation of Makerere University electronic information resources by academic staff: challenges and prospects
    (Veterinary Medicine Library, Makerere University,Uganda)

    ·   8. CARRIGAN, E.,WILSON, M.D., HIGHSMITH, A. Enhancing the use of electronic resources on a university library's website; herding electronic resources into subject groupings
    (Medical Sciences Library, Texas A&M University, USA)

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
    11:00 - 13:00 Session 3: E-Resources (cont)

  • 9. KING, P. Seamless library services using the Open URL syntax
    (Kresge Library, Scripps Research Institute, California, USA)

  • 10. BABALOBI, T. Towards a development and use of internet web and information communication technologies for veterinary medicine education in Nigeria
    (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
    14:00 - 16:00 Agricultural Research Council Production Animal Institute, Irene
    16:00 - Rietvlei Nature Reserve - Night Drive and Barbecue

    Wednesday 6 July 2005

    08:30 - 13:00

    Visit De Wildt Cheetah Breeding Reserve. Picnic lunch

    14:00 - 15:45

    Session 4: Knowledge Management

    ·   11. SWANEPOEL, D. and SNIJDERS, A. Reconstructing knowledge about livestock management in southern Africa before colonisation.
    (Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute Library, SA)

    ·   12. LAWRENCE, R. From libraries to knowledge centres; transforming library services for the knowledge age.
    (Knowledge Resource Centre, Department of Primary Industries Victoria, Australia)

    ·   13. VAN WYK, J Communities of practice within an information service organisation
    (Academic Information Service, University of Pretoria, SA)

    15:45 - 16:15


    16:15 - 18:00

    Session 5: The Web

    ·   14. ZIMBA, H.F. and HARUN, M. Digital collections: introduction and development of a model for the collection and dissemination of scientific and technologic information in veterinary medicine and other fields.
    (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique)

    ·   15. BREYTENBACH, A., GRIMBEEK, E., GROENEWALD, R., HARMSE, N. HAUPT, S. and SMITH, C. Herding tacit knowledge; the opportunity for real teamwork to digitise information resources in support of learning, teaching and research at the University of Pretoria.
    (Academic Information Service and Telematic Learning & Education Innovation, University of Pretoria, SA)

    ·   16. COATES, L. Portal business; the conception, production and marketing.
    (Zoological Society of San Diego Library, USA)

    ·   17. LOURENS, A., COETSEE, T., BREYTENBACH, A. and VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, E. Webportals for animal health; capturing and harnessing information and knowledge for the e-environment
    (Academic Information Service, University of Pretoria, SA)

    18:00 -

    Barbecue at Veterinary Tropical Diseases Lapa, Onderstepoort and talk by Prof Henk Bertschinger on Elephant contraception


    Thursday 7 July 2005

    08:30 - 09:15

    Keynote speaker: Prof B. Rubidge, BP Institute of Palaeontology, University of the Witwatersrand . Catalogue to our past and clues for the future - What the fossil record tells us.

    09:15 - 10:00

    Keynote speaker: Dr Glenda Myers,Health Sciences Library, University of the Witwatersrand . Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM); Evidence-Based-Librarianship (EBL); and All That Jazz

    10:00 - 10:45

    Session 6: Role of the Information Specialist

    ·   18. BURFORD, N. Benchmarking; pathway to knowledge sharing
    (Medical Sciences Library, Texas A&M University, USA)

    ·   19. KOK, V. T. , KRIZ, H. and FANG C. S. Library management issues, then and now.
    (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA & Wright State University Library, Ohio, USA)

    10:45 - 11:15


    11:15 - 12:00

    Session 7: Role of the Information Specialist (cont)

    ·   20. SIMUI, M. Enhancing access to animal health information; the role of Information Specialists.
    (Veterinary Library, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)

    ·   21. VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, E., RANDALL, E. and DU PISANIE, M. Exploring new information habitats: the Information Specialist as guide in the e-Research environment.
    (Academic Information Service, University of Pretoria)

    ·   22.BROWN, F. and DOZIER, M. Developing information skills training to meet the changing needs of veterinary education.
    (Veterinary Library, University of Edinburgh, UK)

    12:00 - 13:00


    13:00 - 13:45


    14:00 - 15:00

    visit Medical Library, University of Pretoria

    15:00 - 16:00

    visit Main Library, University of Pretoria

    16:00 - 17:00

    visit National Zoological Gardens Hospital

    17:30 -

    Banquet at The Waterhole, National Zoological Gardens