Welcome to my website/blog, created for me by Jess Vargas Robinson as a student project in the MLIS program of the School of Information Studies (SOIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and subsequently transferred to WordPress so that I can maintain it myself, more or less. The site was created while I was a Visiting Professor at SOIS (January 2009 to June 2011). We had a great time in the USA, but now I’m back in South Africa, living in Sedgefield on the Garden Route of the Western Cape province. I still teach, online, at SOIS and in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, where I’m an Extraordinary Professor.

Currently my main area of interest is international and comparative librarianship. During 2009 I designed a new course in international and comparative librarianship for SOIS. I taught it for the first time in Spring 2010. I teach it once a year, online. The course is open to students in other schools through the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) Consortium. I plan to teach it again, if there are enough students and Governor Walker’s budget cuts permit, in the Fall of 2016.

I plan to make this site a resource for others interested in this field. I’ll post articles, papers and links, as well as draft chapters of a book I’m writing on the subject (if I don’t get sidetracked by other diversions, such as this site).

4 Responses to Home

  1. Dear Sir

    While searching the information for Cooperative / Centralised Cataloguing for my MLIS class teaching, I came across your blog. Thanks for writing blogs and book on Cooperative cataloguing .We will keep in touch and exchange the ideas.

    Since ours is new department, we are going to introduce Research Programme in the Department we are in need of drafting syllabus for One Semester Pre-Ph.D. Course Work. I will be highly obliged to receive a copy of syllabus of your Ph.D. Programme , if it is available.

    With regards

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha
    Reader & Head of the Department
    Assam University (A Central University)
    Silchar-788 011

  2. Peter Lor says:

    Hi Brian
    It’s a huge field with lots of literature. There’s quite a long bibliography at the end of each of my draft chapters. I may be able to point you to more literature if you tell me what aspect you’re interested in.

  3. Jon Day says:

    International and comparative librarianship is an interest of mine as well. I’m very happy to have found your blog! Will post a couple of questions I have when I have more time.

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