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

Synopsis

The rapidly changing information landscape is influenced by technological advancements, innovations and global trends. Data, information and knowledge are key to transformation, social development and economic advancement. Effective data, information and knowledge management are critical in this new world, requiring a rejuvenation of the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession and a metamorphosis of the older generation of librarians to collaborate with the new generation and to effect the cross fertilisation of tacit knowledge, competencies and proficiencies for dynamic knowledge-driven environments. Vigorous education strategies, learning styles and spaces as well as research are essential for contemporary LIS professionals. As a result, the Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), at its 75 years Commemoration Conference in November 2014 strategically engaged in a discourse on LIS education and research in the changing information landscape.

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Chapters

  • Preliminary Pages
  • Library Studies at the University of Cape Town: an Historical Overview
    Karin de Jager, Mary Nassimbeni, Peter Underwood
  • Patriotism, Relevance and the Capacity to Think: Whereto for the South African University in the Information Age?
    Crain Soudien
  • Curriculum Content and Delivery: South African LIS Education Responses to a Changing Information Landscape
    Jaya Raju
  • Dancing with Ambiguity - the Wonder of Randomness
    Steyn Heckrood
  • The Open Access Advantage for Researchers - Reflections on Experience and Challenges
    Tom Cochrane
  • It’s not Business as Usual! CPD as a Change Imperative for LIS Professionals
    Ujala Satgoor
  • The Importance of Data, Information and Knowledge in Scholarly Communication
    Carol Tenopir
  • Fostering Open Science Practice through Recognising and Rewarding Research Data Management and Curation Skills
    Joy Davidson
  • Scholarly communication: a System in Transition
    Herbert Van de Sompel, Jenny Walker
  • LIS Education and Research in a Dynamic Information Landscape (Full monograph)

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Author Biographies

Constance Bitso, University of Cape Town

Senior Lecturer, Library and Information Studies Centre, University of Cape Town

Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town

Deputy Director, University of Cape Town Libraries

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Published
January 28, 2016

Details about this monograph

Co-publisher's ISBN-13 (24)
978-0-7992-2526-6
Authors
Constance Bitso
University of Cape Town
Reggie Raju
University of Cape Town
Karin de Jager
Library and Information Studies Centre, UCT
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5573-2389
Mary Nassimbeni
Library and Information Studies Centre, UCT
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7579-3880
Crain Soudien
Human Science Research Council
Jaya Raju
Library and Information Studies Centre, UCT
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7836-9826
Steyn Heckrood
Westford School of Management
Tom Cochrane
Queensland University of Technology
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5210-961X
Ujala Satgoor
Rhodes University
Carol Tenopir
School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9056-8251
Joy Davidson
Digital Curation Centre, UK
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3484-7675
Herbert Van de Sompel
Los Alamos National Laboratory
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0715-6126