ESAT A&L Bibliography S

From ESAT
Revision as of 05:03, 16 March 2019 by Satj (talk | contribs) (South African National Bibliography (SANB))
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Return to General Archival and Library Resources in South Africa

Return to ESAT Bibliography

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page

The list: General Archival and Library Resources in South Africa: S

Sabinet

The South African Bibliographic and Information Network, or Sabinet, is a comprehensive and immensely valuable bibliographic service intended to facilitate resource sharing among South African libraries.

Established in 1983, Sabinet aimed to provide South Africa with a joint library network and a national union catalogue.

According to its corporate brochure[1], the original principles behind the organisation included the idea that it should be as simple as possible yet cost effective for all concerned, within the framework of a networked central library and database system. This is still the key motivation.

In 1997 a new private company, Sabinet Online (Pty) Limited, was formed with the objective of addressing the changing needs of the online information community and to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology.

For the purposes of ESAT compilers and users, the key feature of this initiative is the Sabinet Reference Platform, a facility intended to provide a researcher with a single entry point from which to to seamlessly search Sabinet's reference products (aspects of which are also referred to collectively as SACat Plus), which include the African Digital Repository, Navtech, SACat, SANB (South African National Bibliography), Subsidie and UCTD (the Union Catalogue for Theses and Dissertations)

For summary details on the various services listed above, click on the particular service, or consult SACat Plus's own online document, available at https://cdn.sabinet.co.za/documents/sacatplus.pdf.

See also:

The Sabinet website at https://www.sabinet.co.za/;

The Sabinet Reference website at https://reference.sabinet.co.za/]

The SACat Plus document, available at https://cdn.sabinet.co.za/documents/sacatplus.pdf

The Sabinet corporate brochure at https://cdn.sabinet.co.za/documents/Sabinet_Corporate_Brochure.pdf.

The SACat Plus document, available at https://cdn.sabinet.co.za/documents/sacatplus.pdf.


For more information contact Client Services about procedures and use of the services, contact: info@sabinet.co.za

SACat

A database of all items held in Southern Africa libraries. It includes books, journals, conference proceedings, standards, technical reports and electronic resources. Updated daily.

See also Sabinet

SACat Plus

A facility intended to provide a researcher with a single entry point from which to seamlessly search Sabinet's reference products (archival, printed, digital, audio-visual, etc) as well as other resources in the country, and to facilitate resource sharing among South African libraries.

See also Sabinet


South African National Bibliography (SANB)

The South African National Bibliography or SANB is a vast compilation of books, pamphlets, government publications, microforms, maps, technical reports, and periodicals published in South Africa. Created by the National Library of South Africa[2] (NLSA). Updated daily.

For more information on this project and the National Library of South Africa, see their website at http://www.nlsa.ac.za/.

See also Sabinet

Subsidie

Lists all periodicals approved as research platforms. National and international accredited journals are listed. Updated annually.

See also Sabinet

Return to

Return to General Archival and Library Resources in South Africa

Return to ESAT Bibliography

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page