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Service and Outreach

Projects

2012-: NDLTD Union Archiev: meta-archive of all thesis/dissertation metadata from around the world, harvested twice daily and disseminated to various service providers. Based on etdPortal software, which was substantially enhanced for the scale needed for this collection.

2007-: BOINC: local BOINC server for volunteer computing paradigm, in collaboration with Africa@Home and funded through CERN. This system was set up specifically to host African scientific projects in Africa. Christopher Parker did the initial software/hardware configuration.

2007-: Bleek and Lloyd Collection: collection of bushman drawings and notebooks curated by the Fine Arts Department. The digital library interface for this collection (developed as a research project) is maintained online in the CS department.

2007-2010: sivulile.org: collection of papers, presentations and training materials related to Open Access in Southern Africa, on behalf of the loosely-organised Sivulile collective. Christopher Parker populated the website with papers from various sources. Mushashu Lumpa moved the collection to within the DL website.

2006-: NDLTD Document Archive: collection of papers and presentations related to ETDs, especially including all documents from the International ETD Symposium series.

2006-: NETD: National ETD project in South Africa. hussein and Jennifer de Beer conducted the initial feasibility study into setting up of a national ETD project in South Africa. The digital libraries laboratory then developed the etdPortal software specifically to create a national portal of all ETDs.

2004-: Lawspace: collection of theses and research papers produced in the Law Faculty at UCT. Software (DSpace) and hardware (hosted in library) were configured and are managed from CS. James Mutuku did the initial software/hardware configuration.

2004-: NDLTD: comprehensive source of information on Electronic Theses and Dissertations and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations organisation. Nils Körber assisted with the 2008 version, while Kevin Feng, Henry Brown and Linda Eyambe assisted with the 2004 version.

Presentations

Suleman, H. (2008), Why Open Access and IRs , DUT Open Access and Institutional Repository Workshop, Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, 31 July 2008.

Suleman, H. (2008), Institutional Repositories as part of the Bigger Picture, Western Cape Higher Education Library Interest Group Seminar, CPUT, 29 May 2008.

Suleman, H. (2007), Institutional Repositories: Why they are important for African Research, SARUA Open Access Leadership Summit, Gaborone, Botswana, 20-21 November 2007.

Suleman, H. (2007), Proposed Central Architecture of Metadata Repositories, National ETD Project CHELSA Stakeholder Workshop, OR Tambo Airport, 11 October 2007.

Suleman, H. (2007), What and Why of IRs; Setting up repositories from bottom up, Institutional Repositories: A Workshop on Creating an Information Infrastructure for the Scholarly Community, The Research Libraries Consortium, 17-19 July 2007.

Suleman, H. (2007), Scalable Open Access, UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, Midrand, 3 May 2007.

Suleman, H. (2007), What and Why of IRs; Choosing an IR platform: what's new and what's hot?; Demo of setting up and submitting, Open Access (OA) and Institutional Repository (IR): New Models for Scholarly Communication, State Library, Maseru, Lesotho, 24-25 April 2007.

Suleman, H. (2006), What is Wrong with Digital Repository Software?, Academic libraries: proactive partners in learning and research, Stellenbosch University Library, 2-3 November 2006.

Suleman, H. (2005), Institutional Repositories and Licensing of Research Output, Commons-Sense: Towards an African Digital Information Commons, Creative Commons SA, Wits University, Johannesburg, 25-27 May 2005.

Suleman, H. (2004), Introduction to Open Access and Institutional Repositories; Discussion; Using DSpace to Self-Archive Academic Literature; Higher Level Services Seminar and Training on UNAM and the Open Access Initiative, University of Namibia, Windhoek, 18-19 October 2004.

Suleman, H. (2004), Not to Wait is the Answer: Institutional Repositories from the Bottom up, Open Access Scholarly Communication Conference, SASLI/OSI, Pretoria, 29-30 July 2004.

Suleman, Hussein and Monica Hammes (2004), Workflow of ETDs, Electronic Thesis and Disseration Workshop, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26-27 February 2004.

Suleman, Hussein (2004), Standards, metadata and the OAI-PMH (NDLTD and adherence to the OAI-PMH Protocol); Software Options: VT, D-Space, EPrints, Greenstone; UNESCO ETD Guide - principles, guidelines, workflow models and best practices, Electronic Thesis and Disseration Workshop, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26-27 February 2004.

Suleman, Hussein and Monica Hammes (2003), Workflow of ETDs, Electronic Thesis and Disseration Workshop, Wits University, Johannesburg, 18-19 September 2003.

Suleman, Hussein (2003), Standards, metadata and the OAI-PMH (NDLTD and adherence to the OAI-PMH Protocol); Software Options: VT, D-Space, EPrints, Greenstone; UNESCO ETD Guide - principles, guidelines, workflow models and best practices, Electronic Thesis and Disseration Workshop, Wits University, Johannesburg, 18-19 September 2003.

Events

Suleman, H. Facilitator at 1st African Digital Management and Curation Conference and Workshop, CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, 12-13 February 2008.

Suleman, H. Co-organiser of Scientific Clustering Applications Workshop (SCAW) 2007, Cape Town, 6 December 2007.

Suleman, H. Facilitator at Scientific Clustering Applications Workshop (SCAW) 2006, Cape Town, 6-7 April 2006.

Suleman, H. Co-organiser of Workshop on Building Digital Library Collections with Greenstone, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, 30 November - 1 December 2005.

Suleman, H. Co-organiser of Workshop on Institutional Repositories, CILLA-CSIR, Pretoria, 11-13 May 2005.

Suleman, H. Invited participant at SARIS Project workshop, CSIR, Pretoria, 4 October 2004.

Suleman, H. Co-organised Open Archives: Communities, Interoperability and Services, held in conjunction with ACM SIGIR 2001, New Orleans, September 2001.
Proceedings : PDF

Suleman, H. Co-chaired Extending Interoperability of Digital Libraries: Building on the Open Archives Initiative, held in conjunction with Fourth European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2000.
Proceedings : PDF

Suleman, H. Co-chaired Extending Interoperability of Digital Libraries: Building on the Open Archives Initiative, held in conjunction with ACM Hypertext'2000 and ACM Digital Libraries'2000, San Antonio, June 2000.
Proceedings : PDF

Tutorials

Suleman, H. (2006), "XML", full-day tutorial at Singapore National Library Board, Singapore, 3 July 2006.

Suleman, H. (2006), "Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting", full-day tutorial at Singapore National Library Board, Singapore, 12 March 2006.

Suleman, H. (2005), "How to participate in the Union Catalog project", Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2005), Sydney, Australia, 28-30 September 2005.

Suleman, H. (2002), "Building Interoperable Digital Libraries: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Archives", half-day tutorial at the Second ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Portland, Oregon, USA, 14-18 July 2002.
Slides : PDF PowerPoint

Suleman, H. (2002), "Open Archives Initiative", LITA OSS4LIB Pre-conference at ALA 2002, Atlanta, 14 June 2002.
Slides : PDF PowerPoint

Suleman, H. (2002), "Building Interoperable and Accessible ETD Collections: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Archives", Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2002), Provo, Utah, USA, 30 May-1 June 2002.
Slides : PDF PowerPoint

Suleman, H. (2001), "Building Interoperable Digital Libraries: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Archives", half-day tutorial at the First ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, June 2001.
Slides : PDF PowerPoint

Memberships

2005-: Steering Committee of NRF/CHELSA South African National ETD Project

2004-: Board of Directors of Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

2004-: Sivulile Open Access advocacy/support group

2004-: Council of South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT)

2000-: Association of Computing Machinery

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