Guest lecturers

    Guest lecturers and visiting scholars

 

Visiting scholar

We are very priviledged to welcome Professor Daniel Alemneh at the Department of Information Science as a visiting Fullbright Scholar from November 2021 until August 2022. He has an extensive research interest in digital curation, information organisation, knowledge management, open access and scholarly communication.

 

Guest lecturers

Our Department makes regular use of guest lecturers who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Their contribution helps to maintain the standards of our programmes and teaching, and ensures we keep up to date with industry trends. Their continued support is very valuable and is greatly appreciated by our Department. Guest lecturers may change on a yearly basis.

In 2020, for instance, we were very fortunate to have Prof Tom Wilson, a renowned expert in information behaviour, giving a lecture to Information science honours students. In 2017,  as a well-deserved recognition, he was awarded the ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology) Award of Merit, the Association's highest award, which recognises sustained contributions to the field of information science. His book, Exploring information behaviour: an introduction Sheffield, UK, was published in 2021. He is also the founder and editor of one of the first Web-based electronic journals, Information Research, which is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines.

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Some of our recent guest lecturers have included:

1.  Undergraduate programmes
 

1.1  BIS Information Science

Digital libraries (data repositories, digitisation, institutional repositories)

UP Library


1.2  BIS Multimedia

Multimedia and hypermedia theory | Advanced mark-up languages | Multimedia trends

The following companies currently present regular guest lectures:
  • Amazon
  • EPI-USE
  • Retro Rabbit
  • TeamGeek

Amazon

EPI-USE

Retro Rabbit

TeamGeek

 

1.3  BIS Publishing

Commissioning, digital publishing | Management in the publishing environment

Pearson

BK

Briza

PEN

 

Sabinet

 

Penquin Random House

 

itsi

 

2.  Postgraduate programmes

2.1  BIS Hons Information Science

Information behaviour, retrieval and organisation

  • Dr Hester Meyer, Research Associate, UNISA
  • Prof Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Chair of the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Steering Committee
  • Prof Chirag Shah, Information School (iSchool), Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), University of Washington, and Director, InfoSeeking Lab, and editor of Information Matters, a publication of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
  • Prof Craig Locatis, US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Unisa

Univ of Strathglyde

Univ of Washington

National Institutes of Health

 

Information ethics

Information and knowledge management

 

Unisa

Univ of Stockholm

 

 

Data management (data rescue)

CSIR

 

Competitive intelligence

  • Mr Albert Cruywagen, Chief Executive & Proprietor of quantumiii and independent intelligence practitioner

 

Information communication

 

Unisa

 

2.2  BIS Hons Multimedia

Hypermedia and mark-up languages

The following companies currently present regular guest lectures:
  • Amazon
  • EPI-USE
  • Retro Rabbit
  • TeamGeek

Amazon

EPI-USE

Retro Rabbit

TeamGeek

 

2.3  BIS Hons Publishing

Advanced digital publishing | publishing industry research

Blackbird

BK

Univ of Cambridge

 

 

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