Siyabonga Bhengu

My Current Work Activities

I am currently running an Information Resource Centre at Petronet. My main activities are as follows:

Ordering library materials

Accessioning

Processing

Cataloguing

Loans

Information retrieval using the Internet (mainly for Legislation)

Extracting of articles from magazine and newspapers

Designing a web page for the library

I am also in charge of a database that I created using Microsoft Access. It is a Document Change Control Database, the company uses it to document all the changes within the company, that is changes to policies, standards, drawings, designs, assets, etc.

At the moment I am busy working on the motivation for a new library system. Having evaluated various library management systems, I selected InMagic DBText for Libraries.

I chose it because of its flexibility in relation to the environment that I am working in.

Information Retrieval/Information Management Project

My project involves designing a web page. This page will have the following:

Links to all tertiary institutions in South Africa

Links to bursary offices

Links to on-line chat

Links to free e-mail hosts

Links to on-line registration to certain tertiary institutions

School calendar

Student Clubs

A database on all tertiary institutions will also be constructed.