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Michelle Kahn

Michelle KahnMichelle Kahn graduated with an M Phil degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2013. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science and a BA (Honours) in English Language and Literature, also from UCT. She is currently a lecturer in LISC, teaching and supervising students in the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters programmes. Her interests lie in collection management, e-resources and research data management.

Research publications

Kerchhoff, G., Kahn, M. & Nassimbeni, M. 2019. A 20-year evaluation of PLAAS research outputs: Impact on the scholarly domain and in social media. South African Journal of Science. 115(7/8). DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2019/5655.

Raju, J., Mfengu, A., Kahn, M. & Raju, R. 2019. The transition to open: a metrics analysis of discoverability and accessibility of LIS scholarship. South African Journal of Science, 115(7/8). doi:

Kahn, M. & Underwood, P.  2015. E-book use in South African academic libraries: what patrons want. Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services. 39(1-2). 23-39.

Kahn, M., Higgs, R., Davidson, J. Jones, S. 2014.  Research Data Management in South Africa: how we shape up . Australian Academic & Research Libraries. 45(4): 296-308.

Kahn, M. & Underwood, P. 2013. Issues related to the adoption of e-books in academic libraries: a literature review. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science. 79(2): 10-17. DOI: 10.7553/79-2-141.