Mrs Liezl Ball

Qualifications:

BIS Multimedia, University of Pretoria
BIS (Hons) Computer Science, University of Pretoria
MIS Information Science, University of Pretoria


Consultation Hours:

Per Appointment

 

Modules Offered:

INL 210 - Information Seeking and Retrieval
INL 340 - Digital Repositories

Mrs Ball joined the Department in 2011. She was formerly employed as an instructional designer in the private sector. She is currently busy with her PhD, focusing on the use of metadata in digital collections to improve retrieval.


Recent Publications:

Presentations

Bothma, T.J.D. & Ball, L.H. 2017. Evaluating advanced search and display options for e-dictionaries. eLex 2017, 19-21 September 2017, Leiden, Netherlands. 

Ball, L.H. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2017. A usability evaluation of the Afrikaanse idiome-woordeboek. Afrilex 2017, 26-29 June 2017, Grahamstown, South Africa. 

Ball, L.H. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2017. The importance of usability evaluation when developing digital tools for a library – a case study. Bobcatsss 2017, 25-27 January 2017, Tampere, Finland.

Ball, L. & Fourie, I. 2012. “If love is in the air… will students put more effort into information seeking?” Presentation at the 11th Southern African Online Information Meeting, June 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
Published work:

Ball, L.H. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2018. Heuristic evaluation of e-dictionaries, Library Hi Tech, 36(2): 319-338. 

Ball, L.H. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2018. Establishing evaluation criteria for e-dictionaries, Library Hi Tech, 36(10): 152-166.

Ball, L.H. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2017. A usability evaluation of the prototype Afrikaanse idiome-woordeboek, Lexikos, 27: 78-106.

Ball, L.H. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2017. The importance of usability evaluation when developing digital tools for a library – a case study. Bobcatsss 2017, 25-27 January 2017, Tampere, Finland: 137 – 142, http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0524-6.

De Beer, M., Van der Merwe, M. Ball, L. & Fourie, I. 2016. Legal Deposit of Electronic Books - A Review of Challenges Faced by National Libraries, Library Hi Tech, 34(1): 87-103.
Fourie, I. & Ball, L. 2012. Promotional strategies for information products and services: Aligning with the serious and entertainment facets of information consumers' lives, Library Hi Tech, 30(4):683 – 692.
 
Achievements:
The Microsoft prize for the best female third year student in Computer Science
Part of the group that won the Technology prize and the Overall prize for COS 301 (final year project for Computer Science)
Share the first prize for INY 300 (final year project for Multimedia)
Top student in Multimedia-modules on the 300-level
Top student in Multimedia-modules on the 200-level
Top student in Multimedia-modules on the 100-level
 
Published by Sawleha Vally

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