Digital Scholarship and the role of the university library/ Heila Pienaar, University of Pretoria.
The influence of modern information technology (IT) and fundamental changes in education and research beliefs and practices have resulted in what is called digital or e-Scholarship. The e-Information strategy of the Library of the University of Pretoria (UP) is in the process of making an impact on the Library, UP and national / international e-Endeavors as it is progressing to enable digita or e-Scholarship. The key focus areas of the e-Information strategy are: e-Research, e-Learning, e-Resources, Open Scholarship, Digitisation, Web / Library 2, Repositories and the Library Web. Practical examples of each focus area will be discussed during the presentation. The governance of the e-Strategy is also discussed and the conclusion is that the Library is moving in the right direction to enable Digital or e-Scholarship at the University of Pretoria