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Emeritus Associate Professor Karin de Jager

Karen de JagerKarin de Jager obtained her PhD at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include library performance assessment and information literacy. She is a member of the International Standards Organisation Working Group on methods and procedures for assessing the impact of libraries (ISO/TC46SC8WG10), and was a facilitator and coordinator in the Research Libraries Academy, a Carnegie-sponsored programme that aims to develop library research support for young researchers.

Selected Publications

De Jager, Karin. 2017. Approaches to impact evaluation in academic libraries: A review of a new ISO Standard. IFLA Journal. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035217696321

Koopman, M. & De Jager, K. 2016. Archiving South African digital research data: how ready are we?" South African Journal of Science.  2016, 112(7/8):42-48  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/20150316

De Jager, Karin. 2016. The Story of NELM: From Filing Cabinet to International Museum. In ISEA 1964-2014: A South African research institute serving people, edited by Monica Hendricks. Grahamstown: Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University. ISBN 978-1-920033-18-7. 

De Jager, K., Nassimbeni, M. & Underwood, P. 2015. Library Studies at the University of Cape Town: an Historical Overview. In Bitso, C. and Raju, R. (Eds.). LIS education and research in a dynamic information landscape. pp. 1-10. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries. ISBN: 978-0-7992-2526-6. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15641/0-7992-2526-6

Nassimbeni, M. & De Jager, K. 2014. Even we can read: Evaluating the impact of a project to expand library services to visually impaired users in rural South Africa. Libri. 64(3):247-253. DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0018 - See more at: http://www.lisc.uct.ac.za/node/23906/draft#sthash.IzyHfHPo.dpuf
Nassimbeni, M. & De Jager, K. 2014. Even we can read: Evaluating the impact of a project to expand library services to visually impaired users in rural South Africa. Libri. 64(3):247-253. DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0018 - See more at: http://www.lisc.uct.ac.za/node/23906/draft#sthash.IzyHfHPo.dpuf
Nassimbeni, M. & De Jager, K. 2014. Even we can read: Evaluating the impact of a project to expand library services to visually impaired users in rural South Africa. Libri. 64(3):247-253. DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0018 - See more at: http://www.lisc.uct.ac.za/node/23906/draft#sthash.IzyHfHPo.dpuf

De Jager, Karin. 2015. Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library. Performance Measurement and Metrics. 16(3): 289-302. DOI: 10.1108/PMM-08-2015-0021

Malapela, Thembani & De Jager, Karin, 2015. Using an electronic journal availability study to measure access to electronic journals by academics and researchers in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Zimbabwe. Library and Information Research. 39(120):29-42.

Nassimbeni, Mary & De Jager, Karin. 2014. Even we can read: Evaluating the impact of a project to expand library services to visually impaired users in rural South Africa. Libri. 64(3):247-253. DOI 10.1515/libri-2014-0018

De Jager, K., Nassimbeni, M. & Crowster, N. 2014. Developing a new librarian: library research support in South Africa. Information Development 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/0266666914542032

Crowster, Nikki, De Jager, Karin & Nassimbeni, Mary. 2013. Doing it together: effective collaboration in technical and scientific university libraries. Proceedings of the 2013 IATUL Conference. Cape Town. Available:  http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/iatul/2013/papers/49/

Darch, C. and De Jager, K. 2012. Making a difference in the Research Community: South Africa’s Library Academy Experience and the Researcher-Librarian relationship. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 38(3): 145-152. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2012.03.017

De Jager, K. and Nassimbeni, M. 2012. Giving them what they want and assessing impact: Case studies of public library services in the Western Cape that exemplify the “Library and Information Services Transformation Charter”. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science.  22(1): 19-30.

Macha, A. and De Jager, K. 2011. A comparative overview of the development of the institutional repositories at the University of Cape Town and at the University of Pretoria. Peer-reviewed Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Cape Town, South Africa, 13-17 September 2011. Available from: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/papers/etd2011_macha.pdf

De Jager, K. and Brown, C.2010.  The tangled web: investigating academics’ views of plagiarism at the University of Cape Town. Studies in Higher Education 35(5): 513-528.

Daniels, W., Darch, C. and De Jager, K. 2010. The Research Commons: a new creature in the Library? Performance Measurement and Metrics 11(2): 116-130. This publication received the Emerald Highly Commended Award in 2011.

Dean, C. E. and  De Jager, K. 2009. Statistics for electronic resources, by Caroline Elizabeth Dean & Karin De Jager. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 75(1): 76-85.

Oakleaf, M. and De Jager, K. 2009. Assessment in LIS education, by Megan Oakleaf  & Karin De Jager. Proceedings of the 2008 Library Assessment Conference: Building effective, sustainable, practical assessment. August 4-7, 2008. Seattle, Washington.  Edited by Steve Hiller and others. Washington: Association of Research Libraries. 127–130.

Mvungi, S. H. De Jager, K. and Underwood, P. G. 2008. An evaluation of the information architecture of the UCT Library website. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 74(2): 171-182.

De Jager, K. and Nassimbeni, M. C. 2007. Information literacy in practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa. IFLA journal 33 (4): 313-322. [We were informed by the Editor that this paper was among the 50 most frequently read articles from the journal in May 2008.]

De Jager, K. 2007. Towards establishing an integrated system of Quality Assurance in South African Higher Education Libraries, by Karin De Jager. IFLA Journal 33 (2): 109-116.

De Jager, K., Nassimbeni, M.C. and Underwood, P.G. 2007. Libraries, literacies and learning: retrospect and prospects.  In Libraries for the future: progress and development of South African libraries, edited by T.J.D. Bothma,  P.G. Underwood and P. Ngulube.  Pretoria: LIASA. 133-147.

De Jager, K. 2007. Opening the library catalogue up to the web: a view from South Africa.Information Development 23(1): 48-53.

Somi-Thomas, N. and De Jager, K. 2005. The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: a study of Fort Hare Library. South African Journal of Libraries and Information science 71(3): 259-267.

De Jager, K. and Nassimbeni, M.C. 2005. Information literacy and quality assurance in South African higher education institutions. Libri 55(1): 31-38. Available:http://www.librijournal.org/pdf/2005-1pp31-38.pdf

De Jager, K. and Nassimbeni, M. C. 2005. Towards measuring the performance of public libraries in South Africa. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 71(1): 39-50.