Welcome to the Library and Information Studies Centre.
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.
The following two bursaries are available, on a competitive basis, for 2017: Hilda Buyskes Bursary (2 bursaries available).
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.
Associate Professor Mary Nassimbeni has been appointed to the board of the National Library of South Africa.
LISC is offering a 3-day short course to provide you with an understanding of: the importance of data management; the research data lifecycle; the organisation, documentation and long-term curation of research data.
LISC student Thomas Matingwina was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the UCT graduation ceremony in June. This is a first for the LISC department in its current form. We congratulate Thomas on his achievement, and we hope that this is the first of many PhDs to emerge from our growing and dynamic department.
The Spilhaus and Buyskes bursaries for LISC PGDip students have been awarded to Zera Day and Bonga Siyothula, respectively.
Two of our PhD students were acknowledged for research excellence at the UCT Research Week Postgraduate Research Expo.
Hosted annually by UCT libraries, the Savvy Researcher is a collective series of seminars and workshops aimed at postgraduate students. The series targets all aspects of the postgraduate experience, covering numerous topics that feed into the research cycle.
The Savvy Researcher Series will make its 2015 debut on Thursday 5 March 2015 and run for the rest of the semester every Thursday from 15h00 – 16h30 in the Ulwazi training room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.