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Current Research Initiatives of Academic Staff 

Dr Bosire Onyancha

Onyancha, OB Profiling students using an institutional information portal: a descriptive study of the Bachelor of Arts degree students, University of South Africa

Ocholla, DN, Ocholla, L & Onyancha, OB A comparison of the research and publication patterns and output of academic librarians in sub-Saharan Africa from 1990 -2009

Onyancha, OB & Maluleka, JR Knowledge production through collaborative research in Sub-Saharan Africa: An informetric study of the contributions of selected countries, 1995-2008

Onyancha, OB & Ngulube, P Mixed methods research in selected South African journals of education, 2002-2008

Onyancha, OB Adjusted count, complete count, and straight count: does it matter when appraising research performance? A case study of LIS research in post-apartheid South Africa

Onyancha, OB Subject specialization index of Sub-Saharan African countries: an informetric analysis of the fields of research foci

Onyancha, OB Print media’s coverage of libraries in the post-apartheid South Africa: an informetric study, 1995-2009

Onyancha, OB Information resources management, knowledge management and records management: what is the difference? An informetrician’s perspective

Onyancha, OB Perceptions of ‘Knowledge Management’ in the business environment: a core/periphery model of the emerging discipline, 1930-2009

Mrs Madely du Preez

The role of social networking in the information-seeking and sharing of consulting engineers in task completion

Mrs Nicoline Wessels & Mrs Hannalie Knoetze

Mrs N Wessels and Mrs H Knoetze are involved in an ALRU Literacy Project at Patogeng and Makgatho Primary Schools in Atteridgeville. The research is in a post-project phase and involves the evaluation of the use and sustainability of the school library that has been setup during the original project

 

Completed Student Research Projects

Doctoral Studies

2010:

  • Dulle, FW An analysis of open access scholarly communication in universities
  • Jayasundara, CC Developing a model for customer satisfaction in relation to service quality in University libraries in Sri Lanka

2009:

2008:

2007:

  • Cottrell, GL The development of a reference database of health information resources to facilitate informed lifestyle choice
  • Fourie, JA Educational and vocational guidance and information for the youth in public and community libraries

2006:

  • Arnold, A  A situational analysis of national information policy, with special reference to South Africa

 2005:

  • Jain, P The role of performance appraisal in human resources development in public libraries in Botswana

2004:

  • Adeogun, MO Managing resource sharing in selected seventh-day adventist tertiary institutions in sub-saharan africa:  problems and prospects

2003:

  • Marais, H Authority control in an academic library consortium using a union catalogue maintained by a central office for authority control

2001:

  • Gericke, EM Dienslewering in die openbare biblioteek met besondere verwysing na gebruikersleiding

Masters Studies

2010:

  • Holloway, RJ  The history and development of the Kimberley Africana library and it's relationship with the Kimberley public library
  • Wessels, N School libraries as a literacy intervention tool in primary schools: action research in Atteridgeville
  • Coates, PR Cape Colonial Parliamentary Publications, 1854-1910
  • Holloway, RJ A history of the Kimberley Africana Library and its collections: their origin in the Kimberley Public Library, 1903-2008

2009:

  • Krige, NAC High School students’ use of licensed databases and digital resources via the public library in the East Cobb area of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Mahwasane, PN Provision of library services to disadvantaged children in Limpopo Province
  • Ngoepe, MS An exploration of records management trends in the South African public sector: a case study of the Department of Provincial and Local Government
  • Ramasodi, B The needs of student library users and the fulfilment thereof at the University of South Africa
  • Wamundila, S The development of guidelines for a knowledge management/knowledge retention at the University of Zambia

2008:

  • Mojapelo, M S  Library and Information resources in rural schools of Limpopo provence: a pilot study 
  • Mahwasane, N P  Provision of library services to disadvantaged children in rural areas of the Limpopo Province

2007:

  • Abate, M Images of childhood in picture books of South  Africa
  • Constable, FT Training needs for electronic information use in   the college of law at the University of South Africa
  • Du Preez, M Information needs and information-seeking behaviour of consulting engineers: a qualitative  investigation

2006:

  • Fouche, M  The role of taxonomies in knowledge management
  • Fouche, PA A competitive intelligence implementation model
  • Khoza, TF Providing services for culturally diverse students in academic libraries
  • Tiemensma,  L the literacy environment in support of voluntary  reading:  a case study in Gauteng east and the  highveld ridge area

2005:

  •  Retief, E The role of inventory control in service quality in a South African academic library

2004:

  • McGuirk, K Information science and the configuration of meaningful information
  • Sewdass, N The need for continuous (competency-based) training and development of library staff in a public library
  • Raubenheimer, J Leadership roles in academic information service enterprises:  the attitudes of library staff towards a re-engineered leadership

2003:

  • Merts, HW Die terapeutiese rol van fiksie in die hantering van sekere lewenskrisisse en ontwikkelingsprobleme van kinders

2001:

  • Kunneke, KJ The paradigmatic shift of service organisations: A proposed marketing model for South African University Libraries
  • Joubert, MM Die leesbelangstellings en leesgewoontes van afrikaanssprekende tienderjariges in Pretoria
  • Lombard, HC Die rol van die biblioteek in 'n probleemgebaseerde leer-kurrikulum

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