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.
The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites proposals for papers for TWO sessions during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, 14-21 August 2015.
It's crucial for the South African university to bring itself to acknowledge that there is "outstanding business, business that is not even on the agenda" in terms of excluded knowledge systems, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Crain Soudien argued in an address about how a university should position itself in the information age.
Distinguished LISC students from the PGDip and Masters classes were recognised for their hard work and efforts this year at the annual LISC Prize Giving.
"JSTOR Daily offers a fresh way for people to understand and contextualise their world. Our writers provide insight, commentary, and analysis of ideas, research, and current events, tapping into the rich scholarship on JSTOR, a digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume ever published, along with thousands of monographs, and other material."
LISC once again made an impression at the LIASA annual conference. Apart from being well represented by staff and students, we walked away with the Best Presentation and Best Student Presentation awards.
Visitors from the UK contribute to the vision of a Knowledge Management community of practice, to bridge the theory - practice divide.
LISC welcomes Dr Crystal Powell, a Post-doctoral Research Fellow from Social Anthropology.
This course at Master's level is the first of its kind in Africa. The blended learning format makes it ideal for students based outside of Cape Town or South Africa.
The course runs for 12 weeks, starting 25 July 2014.