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Building Strong LIS Education: A Call to Global and Local Action - An IFLA BSLISE Working Group White Paper

The Building Strong Library and Information Science Education (BSLISE) Working Group (lisedu.wordpress.edu) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), is an initiative of the IFLA Sections on Education and Training, and Library Theory and Research, and the LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group. The BSLISE Working Group is pursuing the development of an international quality assurance framework that will guide and promote international educational standards in LIS. Its work considers the sociopolitical and technological developments that are inclusive of local and regional contexts. In its first phase of research, the group conducted an international survey to understand the qualification requirements for library and information "professional" practice around the world, inclusive of regional and national contexts. This White Paper is informed by the findings from this international survey.

The quest for deeper meaning of research support

The quest for a deeper meaning of research support is advanced on the principle that librarians need to make the paradigm shift away from reactive ‘disseminators’ of information to proactive partners in the research and teaching and learning processes. The expansion of the suite of research support services such as bibliometrics, systematic reviews, data management, digital preservation and curation, Open Access and open access publishing have moved the librarian from the periphery to the epicenter of research support. This transition is viewed by many as revolutionary in terms of support for research production at high education, as the librarians engage the principle of being a research partner or collaborator.

LIS Education and Research in a Dynamic Information Landscape: Proceedings of the Library and Information Studies Centre 75 years Commemorative Conference

The Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) at the University of Cape Town, at its 75 years Commemoration Conference in November 2014, strategically engaged in a discourse on LIS education and research in the changing information landscape. The discourse was led by respected scholars who were carefully selected to elucidate significant trends in the critical areas of Higher Education; Change and Dynamics; Research Imperatives; and the Information Landscape. These were the four broad themes that framed the proceedings with which LISC intended to advance the LIS discipline on the African continent.

UCT Author-Date Reference Guide

A characteristic of academic writing is that other writers’ words or other forms of creations are acknowledged by citing and referencing all sources of information that were used. Previously known as Harvard UCT: handbook on citation, the UCT Author-date Reference Guide: based on the Harvard referencing style will assist in understanding how to deal with academic sources without resorting to plagiarism. The guide provides examples of different information sources: how to cite these sources within a text and how to include them in reference list.

A Week in the Life of the UCT/GSH Department of Medicine – Preparing for the Next 100 Years

The Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town was established on 20 February 1920 and is the oldest Department of Medicine in Africa. This story is told through the lens of a photographer and this photo-essay – ‘A Week in the Life of the UCT/GSH Department of Medicine – Preparing for the Next 100 Years’ – is the result. It tells the story of what the Department does, what it has achieved, the main challenges of their work, their legacy and their future.

Emerging Trends in Construction Organisational Practices and Project Management Knowledge Areas

The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Act mandates the cidb to support human resource development in the construction industry by establishing best practices and advising organs of the state on human resource development in relation to the construction industry. To achieve this, the cidb has since 2004 been collaborating with universities that offer construction management related qualifications to host a successful postgraduate conference series. The cidb is pleased to welcome you to this 9th edition of the cidb Postgraduate Conference hosted by the Department of Construction Economics and Management of the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery: Volume 1 - Head and Neck

More than 50% of the world’s people live in the Developing World. 360 million people have disabling hearing loss,this represents >5% of the world’s population 70% of new cancers will occur in the Developing World by 2030. The book aims to promote exchanges of ideas between practitioners and institutions in the Developing World, to promote appropriate teaching and training, as well as to facilitate links with Developed World training institutions in ENT services.

LIS professional competency index for the higher education sector in South Africa

This first iteration of a library and information services (LIS) professional competency index was a targeted outcome of a three-year National Research Foundation (NRF)-funded research project with the objective of developing a national LIS professional competency index for the higher education sector in South Africa to be used by: i) LIS employers and employees for practical purposes (to benchmark existing competencies and to ascertain the need for further knowledge and skills acquisition); ii) LIS educators (for curriculum development purposes); iii) LIS researchers (as a basis for further research, both theoretical and empirical, in the area of workplace competency exigencies); and, iv) the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) in its oversight of LIS education and training in the country.

Atlas of Paediatric HIV Infection

Sub-Saharan Africa bears the greatest burden of paediatric HIV disease. This atlas is the first of its kind with photographs of varying skin, systemic conditions and opportunistic infections in the HIV-infected paediatric patient. The aim of the atlas is to illustrate conditions which were captured among paediatric patients presenting to HIV clinics and wards in an African setting. Some of the conditions are commonly seen in HIV-infected children while some are not specific to HIV.

Open Monograph Press Public Knowledge Project

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