DKIS: New name, same passion for information

9 Apr 2019 - 13:45
New DKIS Logo

In January 2019 our department changed its name from Library & Information Studies Centre (LISC) to Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship (DKIS).

This change accompanies our complete move into the Faculty of Humanities after several years of straddling a space between UCT Libraries for functional reporting and the Faculty for academic purposes. Through these years of being 'babysat' by UCT Libraries, which guaranteed our continued existence, the department has grown its academic offering and student numbers, proving in the process its academic and financial viability.

We are pleased that after more than three quarters of a century of existence, what was originally the UCT Library School has continued to move with the times and ensure the quality of our qualifications and graduates through continual review of both practice and research in all areas of information studies.

We remain committed to excellence in research and teaching in the LIS field with our taught postgraduate programmes (PGDipLIS, MLIS and MPhil specialising in Digital Curation) and our research programmes (MPhil and PhD), as well as the imperatives of transformation and decolonisation in UCT and the Libraries, Archives and Museums sector in South Africa and Africa as a whole.