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Dr Constance Bitso

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Dr Connie Bitso is a senior lecturer at the Library and Information Studies Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT). She obtained her PhD in Information Science from the University of Pretoria and Master’s degree from UCT. She is an ontology and metadata specialist at LISC currently teaching Information Architecture and Metadata; Knowledge Organisation and Management as well as Resource Description and Communication. With her knowledge of education and teaching background, she leads her department in the emerging knowledge and skills domain of teaching and learning for LIS professionals. She supervises postgraduate students in areas of her research interest which include guided inquiry design; knowledge management; metadata; information literacy; social media and information seeking behaviour. Her publications include international and local journal articles; a chapter in a book and papers presented in various international conferences.

Recent publications

Bitso, C. & Raju, R. Eds. 2015. LIS education and research in a dynamic information landscape. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries. ISBN: 978-0-7992-2526-6. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15641/0-7992-2526-6

Bitso, C. 2014. Internet Censorship in South Africa: a brief exposé of negative and positive trends. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science. 80(1): 43-51

Bitso, C. 2013. Designing and implementing an information service model for geography teachers in a developing country: the case for Lesotho. Libri, 63 (4), 345-358.

Bitso, C., Fourie, I & Bothma, T.J.D. 2013. Trends in transition from classical censorship to Internet censorship: selected countries’ overview. Innovation 42: 166-199.

Bitso, C. 2014. Internet censorship in South Africa: a brief exposé of negative and positive trends. South African Journal of Library and Information Science. 80(1): 43-51

Bitso, C. 2012. An analysis of information behaviour of geography teachers in a developing country – Lesotho. Review of International Geographical Education. Online. 2(2): 192-218.

Bitso, C. and Fourie, I. 2012. An investigation of information-seeking behaviour of geography teachers for information service intervention. Information Research. 17(4). Available: http://informationr.net/ir/17-4/paper549.html

Bitso, C. and Fourie, I. 2011. Information-seeking behaviour of in-service secondary level geography teachers in Lesotho. Mousaion. 29(2): 173-194.