Department of Information Science and Nielsen’s Bookscan collaborate to get access to information and measurement data for research and teaching purposes
Posted on May 11, 2021
The Department of Information Science and Nielsen have come into agreement that the Publishing Program located within the department will have access to information and measurement data for research and teaching purposes.
Research Associate becomes founding Editor-in-Chief of Information Matters
Posted on May 10, 2021
Newly appointed research associate in the Department of Information Science, Chirag Shah, Ph.D., has been selected by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the new ASIS&T publication titled Information Matters.
Passing of Professor Hans Boon, former Registrar and Professor Emiritus in Information Science
Posted on May 05, 2021
The University of Pretoria is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Hans Boon at his Pretoria home on 30 April 2021. He was 75.
Department of Information Science staff celebrate virtual Autumn graduation for 2021
Posted on May 04, 2021
On 20 April 2021, selected staff members of the Department of Information Science graduated via a virtual Autumn graduation ceremony for the School of Information Technology.
Lecturer in the Department of Information Science wins Teaching and Learning Award
Posted on April 12, 2021
Annique Smith, lecturer and package coordinator for Multimedia studies in the Department of Information Science, has won the Teaching and Learning Award. This award is given by the faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology, at the University of Pretoria.
Department of Information Science successfully hosted the Carnegie Capstone Conference 2019.
Posted on April 12, 2021
The Carnegie Capstone Conference was hosted by the Department of Information of the University of Pretoria, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, from 25-29 March 2019.
Professor Archie Dick receives praise for his continued seminal research on South Africa’s book and reading culture
Posted on March 24, 2021
Professor Archie Dick’s, former head of department of Information Science, influential work on book and reading culture is renowned. His book, The Hidden History of South Africa’s Book and Reading Culture published in 2012, was again used to demonstrate the command Prof Dick has in...
Two associate professors present paper at UNILISA 2021 conference
Posted on March 11, 2021
Associate professors Marlene Holmner (package coordinator for the BIS Information Science degree) and Beth le Roux (package coordinator for the BIS Publishing degree) presented a paper titled Embracing online education during the COVID19 pandemic: a case study of the Department of Information...