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Some updates

Keeping a site up to date involves chores that can easily be overlooked. Today I was horrified to discover that my narrative list of presentations had not been updated since 2018, and worse: my lists of publications and of conference … Continue reading

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Global Gleanings #14: South African LIS research in international journals

Global Gleanings no. 14 This is a slightly expanded version of my column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, which appears in LIASA-in-Touch, the newsletter of the Library and Information Association of South … Continue reading

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Global Gleanings 13: LIASA in the Literature. Part 2: from baby steps to adulthood

In this edition of Global Gleanings, I continue my overview of the literature on LIASA, with references and some personal recollections.  Part 1 dealt with LIASA’s “prehistory”, the processes that led to its founding in 1997 and its first annual … Continue reading

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South African copyright legislation in the spotlight

Denise Nicholson, whose website Scholarly Horizons (https://scholarlyhorizons.co.za/), is a mine of up-to-date information on scholarly information, intellectual property and much else, last month drew attention to a post on the website of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and … Continue reading

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Webinar on International LIS Research: video & documents

A video recording of the Webinar on International Research in LIS, held by the Library Theory and Research (LTR) Section of IFLA on 27 May, is now available at https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/93943?og=5794. My presentation (at 4:41) was followed by a quite interesting … Continue reading

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Global gleanings #8

This is a slightly expanded version of my column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, compiled for LIASA-in-Touch, the quarterly newsletter of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Virtual … Continue reading

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Webinar on International Research — update and link to Bibliography

For the full programme and CVs of presenters and panelists, see  https://iflaltr.wordpress.com/international-research-in-lis/. I have added a link to my brief annotated bibliography of international and comparative LIS research.

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Webinar on International Research in LIS

I’m pleased to post here the announcement of a forthcoming webinar on International Research in LIS organized by IFLA’s section for Library Theory and Research. IFLA Webinar: International Research in LIS Wednesday, May 26 at 17:00 – 18:30 Central European … Continue reading

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Global gleanings #7

An infodemic: bad news In an earlier column I referred to the “infodemic”: a veritable avalanche of news, information, and misinformation that has accompanied the Covid-19 pandemic. Misinformation in a health crisis can have serious, even fatal, consequences.[1] Comments by … Continue reading

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Global Gleanings #6

My column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, appears in every issue of LIASA-in-Touch, the newsletter of the Library and Information Association of South Africa. Here it is with clickable links. Covid-19 – … Continue reading

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