Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hunting Records Data forms part of ORI Library Collection

Last year, ORI library added the hunting records data by Botswana Wildlife Management Association to its collection. The records have been processed and stored in the Library for preservation and access. The collection, which includes reports & spreadsheets contains correspondences, hunting quotas, trophy descriptions, concession location and biological specimens that were collected by BWMA between 1996 and 2014.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New in ORI Library

Below is a list of books that have been added to the collection. Pass by and browse them!!

001.307973 WAL. Walker, Barbara L.E. and Holly E. Unruh. Funding your research in the humanities and social sciences: a practical guide to grant and fellowship proposals. New York: Routledge, 2018.
 001.4014 COM. Communicating search results. Washington DC: EPA, 2003
 001.42 SPI. Spickard, James V. Research basics: design to data analysis in six steps. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2017.
001.4226 EVE. Stephanie D. H. Evergreen. Presenting data effectively: communicating your findings for maximum impact. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2014.
005.117 CHA. Chang Winston. R graphics cookbook. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media, 2013.
005.74 NAT. National Research Council of the National Academies. Communication science and engineering data in the information age. Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2012.
 006.312 IGN. Ignatow Gabe and Rada F. Mihalcea. An introduction to text mining: research design data collection and analysis. Los Angeles: Sage, 2018
 023.2 MAY. Maybe Clarence. Impact learning: librarians at the forefront of change in higher education. United Kingdom: Elsevier, 2018.
150.72 BER. Berenson R. Kathy. Managing your research data and documentation. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2018.
150.72 URB. Jennifer Brown Urban and Bredley Matheus Van Eeden-Moorefield. Designing and proposing your research project. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2018
300.72 OLE. O’Leary, Zina. The essential guide to doing your research project. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2017.
302.231 MOL. Mollet Amy, Cherly Brumley, Chris Gilson and Sierra Williams. Communicating your research with social media: practical guide to using blogs, podcasts, data visualisations and video. Los Angeles: Sage, 2017
304.2 IND. Paul Sillitoe Ed. Indigenous knowledge: enhancing its contribution to natural resources management. Oxfordshire: CABI, 2017.
306.4 IND. Kazhila C. Chinsembu, Ahmad Cheikhyoussef, Davis Mumbengegwi, Martha kandawa-Schulz, Choshi D, Kasanda and Lawrence Kazembe Ed. Indigenous knowledge of Namibia. Windhoek: University of Namibia Press, 2015.
307.14 INT. Rhoda Phillips and Robert H Pittman. Ed. An Introduction to community development. New York: Routledge, 2015.
307.14 SIL Robert Mark Silverman and Kelly L. Patterson. Qualitative research methods for community development. New York: Routledge, 2015.
 330.285 LI. Quan Li. Using R for data analysis in social sciences: a research project-oriented approach. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
333.715 IND. Sarah Johnson. Indigenous knowledge. United Kingdom: The White Horse press, 2012.
333.91 CLI. Robert C. Brears Ed. Climate Resilient water resources management. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
333.91 GAN. Jacques Ganoulis Jean Fried. Transboundary Hydro-Governance: from conflict to shared management. New York: Springer International, 2018.
333.91 SUS. Chandra S. P. Ojha and Rao Y. Surampalli AndrAjs Ed. Sustainable water resources management. Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2017.
344.046342 MAY. Benoit Mayer. The international law on climate change. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
346.04691 MAG. BjA,rn-Oliver Magsig. International water law and the quest for common security. New York: Routledge, 2015.
363.738 BRY. Bryant-Tokalau Jenny. Indigenous Pacific approaches to climate change: pacific island countries. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
363.738742 ROM. Joseph Roman. Climate change: what everyone needs to know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
 501.4 COM. National Academics of sciences, Engineering and Medicine (U.S.) Committee on the Science Communication: a Research agenda. Communicating science effectively: a research agenda. Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2017.
577 ECO. Kate Schreckenberg Georgina Ed. Ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: trades –offs and governance. New York: Routledge, 2018.
577 LEA. Sarah E. Gergel and Monica G. Turner Ed. Learning landscape ecology: a practical guide to concepts and techniques. New York: Springer-Verlag 2017.
 577.22 NAK. Andrea C. Nakaya. What are the consequences of climate change? San Diego, Ca: ReferencePoint Press, 2017.
577.56 URB. Thomas ElmQvist Ed. Urbanization biodiversity and ecosystem services: challenges and opportunities. New York: Springer, 2013.
577.64 RIV. Stefan Schmutz and Jan Sendzimir Ed. Riverine ecosystem management: science for governing towards a sustainable future. Austria: BOKU, 2018.
621.3678 GRE. Green kass, Russell G. Congalton and Mark Tukman. Imagery and GIS: best practices for extracting information from imagery. California: Esri Press, 2017.
632.12 CLI. Eva Wollenberg Ed. Climate change mitigation and agriculture. New York: Routledge, 2012.

910 MAR. Xavier Font and Scott McCabe Ed. Marketing for sustainable development. New York: Routledge, 2018.
910.28553 LAW. Michael Law and Amy Collins. Getting to know ArcGIS Desktop. New York: Esri Press, 2018.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Okavango Delta Music Festival

Ngamiland communities will be treated to the first ever African music festival dubbed Okavango Delta Music Festival (OKMF) secheduled for the 31st of August to 2nd September, opening time 10am. The festival will be held in Tsutsubega settlement, which is located at the edge of the Okavango Delta. It is organised by the Dandridge family from Tsutsubega, with the main objective of generating funds for community development activities. The event is expected to bring together local, regional and international artistes.Tsutsubega is home to approximately 500 people of mostly the ancient Bayei tribe.
One of the event organisers, Sophie Dandridge explained that plans were underway to host the music festival in a wild and ancient forest, surrounded by a beautiful floodplain in the Okavango Delta.She highlighted that the festival would help the community of Tsutsubega to derive direct economic benefits. Dandridge said the community had been faced with a serious challenge of shortage of portable water, revealing that residents walk long distance to Maun to access water and other services. “With the proceedings accumulated from the event, we want to help them by providing a borehole for them to access portable water nearer and also establish a centre for literacy programmes,” she added. Dandridge explained that the three-day event would feature some of the local artistes like Stiga Sola of Jazz Soul and traditional music, Kabo Leburu of Afro Jazz and Soul Connect of Latino Afro Jazz, while international artistes include Gloucester Blues Project of Blue Rocks, Gerald Clark of Jazz all from South Africa. In addition, she said they were expecting some musicians from Zimbabwe such as Flying Bantu of Afro Jazz Reggie and Djembe Monks of Jazz Beats among others.
Dandridge said they decided to hold the festival during the dry season, when the floods from Angola would be surrounding the islands with crystal clear Okavango waters transforming the area into a watery wonderland.She revealed that music fanatics would be camping and would have the chance to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of the delta.She said they would  also be entertainment for children and that there would also be an opportunity for boat cruise trips to different destinations such as Moremi. She stated that Safari Life and Capture Africa, as well as Delta Rain, would be offering trips around the delta.

Tickets available online at 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PhD Oral Examination - Keoikantse Sianga

This past week one of our own Students  Keoikantse Sianga defended his PhD tittled :Vegetation Heterogeneity of the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti ecosystem of northern Botswana: Understanding Drivers of Functional Heterogeneity and Herbivore Movements very well. This was indeed a  laborious, and an experience in academia.