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Research Interests

Research interests of staff of the Library and Information Studies Centre

Professor Jaya Raju

LIS education in the African developing context; general/liberal arts education in the higher education context; higher education information provision in the current knowledge context; developing LIS skills statements for the digital age; research theory and methodology

Dr Mzwandile Shongwe

Knowledge Management;  LIS education and training; cataloguing and classification.

Ms Michelle Kahn

Research data management, collection management, e-resources

Mr Richard Higgs

Digital curation, information governance; information theory and epistemology; indigenous knowledge systems

Ms Andiswa Mfengu

Bibliometrics; Altmetrics; Impact Assessment; User Experience; Open Access; Open Access Publishing

Associate Professor Karin de Jager

Library performance measurement and evaluation in academic and public libraries; establishing benchmarks for information literacy; databases

Associate Professor Mary Nassimbeni

Information society, information literacy; national library and information policy; performance measures for public libraries in South Africa

Professor Peter G. Underwood

Soft systems analysis; systems management; information systems design; change management; strategic management, information literacy