service and outreach

projects

  2012-: NDLTD Union Archive: 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-: Sivulile: 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.
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.
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.

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.