The University of KwaZulu-Natal is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services®

University becomes first African institution to implement OCLC’s cloud based library management services

LEIDEN, Netherlands, February 10, 2015 – The University of Kwazulu-Natal, a leading African university, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its library management system.

WMS provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve end users’ access to library collections and services. Read More

Sabinet Library Products Advisory Committee Meeting

On the 8th and 9th September, 31 members of the Sabinet Library Products Advisory Committee met at Sabinet’s Centurion offices for the second meeting of the group. These library professionals, who are specialists in their field, give Sabinet valuable feedback about issues important to their institutions and about Sabinet’s library products and strategic direction.

There are three sub-committees:
Metadata and Cataloguing; Interlending; Reference and Collection Development.

These sub-committees discuss issues and requirements that are specific to these three areas of library service. By facilitating this meeting Sabinet remains close to its client base, understanding the trends and the needs within these various areas.

Sabinet would like to thank the members (and the institutions to which they belong) for taking the time to meet with us and for the valuable contribution that they make.

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Sabinet launches online access to Retrospective Government Gazettes Archive from 1910 – 1993

A boon for the legal fraternity – fast, easy online searches to cut valuable man hours, and boost outputs

Sabinet is South Africa’s first supplier of online Gazettes and has been in the online information industry for 27 years.

Sabinet has released its Retrospective Government Gazettes Archive, a new product that will give the legal sector fast and easy access to the full text of Government Gazettes from 1910 to 1993.

Says Ros Hattingh, Managing Director of Sabinet: “Manually searching for gazetted information, especially older information, to support claims, cases and arguments can be tedious and frustrating, not to mention costly in terms of man hours and delays. Sabinet thus dedicated a project team to scan and process Government Gazettes from 1910 to 1993, making them available online to subscribers.”

Subscribers to Sabinet’s Retrospective Government Gazettes Archive will be able to easily search for the information they need, using an efficient Google-like search interface.

A quick response time and an automatic ranking process ensure that the document searched for is likely to be displayed on top or in the first few results of the search. And with faceted browsing, which enables finding the required document even when there is a large amount of uncertainty, searching is made easier.

Complementary services offered by Sabinet includes a high quality Government and Provincial Gazettes service, which gives subscribers access to gazetted information from 1994 to date.

Annual scalable subscription options are available to accommodate all clients, while ad hoc documents can be purchased on request.

Sabinet understands the value of information and the need for scrupulous attention to detail and therefore offers you information you can trust. 

For more information, please contact, the tollfree telephone number 0800 118 595, or visit the website: