Welcome to the Library and Information Studies Centre.
An LIS qualification from UCT prepares graduates for a rapidly changing information environment in the memory sector and provides a useful springboard into the world of information from any Bachelor-level qualification.
In January 2019 our department changed its name from Library & Information Studies Centre (LISC) to Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship (DKIS).
The publication of the LIS competency index by Jaya Raju is the outcome of an NRF-funded project aimed at developing a national LIS professional competency index for the higher education sector in South Africa.
Our beloved and much-respected Head of Department, Jaya Raju, has been appointed full professor. This achievement comes on the back of our full integration into the Faculty of Humanities at the beginning of 2019 and signals great things to come.
The Department of Knowledge and Information Stewardship awarded Hilda Buyskes bursaries to five deserving students registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (PGDipLIS) for 2019. The students – pictured here – are all studying full time. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of merit, need and commitment to the LIS discipline.
DKIS lecturer Andiswa Mfengu represented DKIS at the 3rd AfLIA Conference and African Summit in May, and was elected Vice-Chair of the LIT Section of AfLIA.
The Library and Information Studies Centre is proud to have been able to award Spilhaus and Buyskes bursaries to four promising students registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies.
LIS students were this year given the task of re-curating the sculpture Saartjie Baartman by Willie Bester that currently occupies the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library at UCT. The result is a virtual space that directly confronts issues of curation and those of the digital realm, bringing the students themselves (and hopefully consumers of the virtual exhibition) into dialogue with social realities as well as with the constraints and affordances of the virtual media.
LISC mourns the passing of Emeritus Professor Deon Kesting, who held the first Chair of Librarianship at the University of Cape Town,
Dr Connie Bitso presented a plenary paper – Using WhatsApp to sustain functional school libraries in Khayelitsha at the 22nd Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL XXII) at the Royal Swazi Sun, eZulwini, Swaziland, 25 -29 April 2016.
Are you managing your research data effectively, or is it just lurking somewhere on your hard drive? From planning data collection, to storage, and backups, and post-publication, and domain repositories, we can help you to ensure that your research data are managed in line with the leading standards and funder requirements.