Current awareness is the term used to describe staying informed by keeping up to date with the latest publications, research and news in your field.
The perspective of current awareness is the present and the forthcoming, as opposed to the retrospective.
Current awareness ranges from looking for information on specific topics on a regular basis (and this usually involves the assistance of your Personal Librarian to help you set up your search profile) to embracing a wider, more general, and cross-disciplinary view that brings an element of serendipity into your search for the latest information.
Informally, researchers remain alert in all contexts for useful information and insights that will inform their daily practice, their research and spark off innovative and creative ideas for new avenues of research.
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The year is marked with many special days, weeks, and months dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important issues.
This monthly post will note special dates and themes, and draw your attention to possibly interesting cross-disciplinary topical references intended to inform and to inspire ideas for research.
August is Women's Month in South Africa
Selected Noteworthy Days in August 2014
The Current Awareness Archive is arranged first by month, in descending chronological order.
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This month's Golden Oldie publication is the following article :
Bitso, Constance. Internet censorship in South Africa: a brief exposé of negative and positive trends. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, vol 80, No 1 (2014)