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Information Science

Prof P Ngulube

Professor
Contact details:
Theo van Wijk Building - Room 4-2
Tel: 012 429 2832
Fax: 012 429 3792
E-mail: ngulup@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications
BA cum laude Honours (History) (University of Zimbabwe)
Master of Science in Information Science (Addis Ababa University)
PhD (University of Natal)

Teaching areas:
Archival science, knowledge and information management, records management, research methods in social science

  • Responsible for Masters and PhD supervision in the Department of Information Science

Research interests:

E-government, e-records, information and communication technologies, knowledge management, indigenous knowledge systems, mixed methods research

Professional experience:

  • Archivist (National Archives of Zimbabwe), 1986-1988.
  • Senior Archivist (National Archives of Zimbabwe), 1988-1997.
  • Principal Archivist (National Archives of Zimbabwe), 1998-1998.
  • Chief Archivist (National Archives of Zimbabwe) 1998-2000
  • Principal Lecturer (Part-time) and Coordinator of Records Management Course, 1997-2000, Harare Polytechnic College (Zimbabwe)
  • Lecturer (University of Natal (PMB)) 2000-2003
  • Senior Lecturer (University of KwaZulu-Natal (PMB)) 2003-2005
  • Associate Professor (University of KwaZulu-Natal (PMB)) 2006-2007

Awards and grants:

2006-2010. National Research Foundation rated researcher in Category C, that is, an established researcher with a sustained recent record of productivity in the field who is recognized by his peers as having produced a body of quality work, the core of which has coherence and attests to ongoing engagement with the field as having demonstrated the ability to conceptualize problems and apply research methods to investigating them.

2005-2006. National Research Foundation Project: Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Hidden Years Music Project (Co-Investigator)

2005-2006. National Research Foundation Project: Education and the Challenges of Change: Knowledge Management in Higher Education. (Principal Investigator)

2005. Among the University of KwaZulu-Natal Top 30 researchers.

2001-2003. Development of a knowledge management system model for the Eastern Cape Estuaries (Cape Estuaries Management Research Sub-Programme (Team Leader)

Involvement with other universities:

  • External examiner for the following institutions:
  • Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg 2005-2007
  • National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe 2006-2008
  • University of Botswana 2006-2007
  • Walter Sisulu University 2006-2008
  • University of Zululand 2006-2008

Executive and other positions on the boards of international, national and provincial professional and scholarly societies:

2008-2009. Panel member National Research Foundation: Thuthuka Programme and Institutional Research Capacity Development Programme (IRDP) focusing on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Media Studies.

2008-2010. Member of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Representative Council.  

2006-2007. Panel member National Research Foundation: Thuthuka Programme and Institutional Research Capacity Development Programme (IRDP) focusing on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Media Studies.

2006-2007. Member of National Research Foundation (NRF) ICT Advisory Panel.

2001-2009. Member of International Council on Archives.

2006-2009. Member of the Voortrekker/Ncome Museum Council in terms of section 5 of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act No 119 of 1998).

2006-2008. Convener of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Research and Training Interest Group (RETIG).

2006-2008. Member of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Representative Council.

2007-2008. Member of the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE)

2005-2008. Member of the South African Bureau of Standards Technical Committee 46 for Information and Documentation.

2005-2005. Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) convener of the Pietermaritzburg area, KwaZulu-Natal LIASA Branch.

2002-2005. Member of the Water Research Commission Steering Committee on the Eastern Cape Estuaries Management Research Sub-Programme under the auspices of the Institute of Natural Resources.

1999-2009. Executive Board member of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA).

2004. Member of the Association for Information Management Professionals (ARMA) International 2004. Honorary Member of The Oklahoma City Chapter of The Association for Information Management Professionals (ARMA) International form

2002-2003. Chairman of the South African Society of Archivists' KwaZulu Natal Branch.

2000-2003. Member of the Archives and Records Management Standards Generating Board of South Africa in the framework of South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

2001-2002. Committee Member of the South African Society of Archivists, KwaZulu Natal Branch.

Editorial work:

2011. With Noyons, E and Leta, J. Proceedings of the ISSI 2011 Conference: the 13th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Durban, South Africa, 04-07 July 2011. Kwadlangezwa, South Africa: ISSI, Leiden University and University of Zululand. Vol I & II. ISBN 9789081752701.

2008-2010. Editor-in- Chief: South African Journal for Library and Information Science

2007. With Bothma, T. and Underwood, P. (eds), Libraries for the future: progress and development of South African libraries. Pretoria: Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA).

2006. Editorial Board: African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science. 2003-2006. Editorial Board: International Journal of Computational Intelligence.

2001-2004. Editorial Board: Indian Journal of Library and Information Science.

2000-2009. Editor: ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (SAPSE accredited).

2006-2007. Editorial Board: South African Journal for Library and Information Science (SAPSE accredited).

2006. Co-editor: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 2, 3, Edited by Peter J. Bury, Atanu Garai, Baharul Islam, Patrick Ngulube, Julie Ferguson, Sarah Cummings. Online: http://www.km4dev.org/journal/index.php/km4dj/issue/view/8

2003. Edited: Innovation: appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Articles in Innovation are indexed in Current Contents Africa and abstracted in Library and Information Science Abstracts (international). Issue 27: Knowledge and knowledge management in society (SAPSE accredited).

Books

2008. Preservation and access to public records and archives in South Africa. Dudweiler Landstr: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG& Co. KG

Chapters and web documents:

2012. Developing total archives in Zimbabwe: seventy five years of pursuing an elusive ideal. In Ngulube, P (ed.) National Archives 75@30: 75 Years of Archiving Excellence at the National Archives of Zimbabwe. Harare: National Archives of Zimbabwe, pp 21-33.

2012. Collection development at the National Archives of Zimbabwe: Achilles heel. In Ngulube, P (ed.) National Archives 75@30: 75 Years of Archiving Excellence at the National Archives of Zimbabwe. Harare: National Archives of Zimbabwe, p 101-111.

2012. With Murambiwa, I. M., Masuku, M, and Sigauke, D. T. Archival development in Zimbabwe 1935-2010: setting the scene. In Ngulube, P (ed.) National Archives 75@30: 75 Years of Archiving Excellence at the National Archives of Zimbabwe. Harare: National Archives of Zimbabwe, pp 21-33.

2008. With Logwa, E. T. Managing indigenous knowledge and exogenous knowledge through information and communication technologies for agricultural development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In Njobvu, B and Koopman, S (eds). Library and information services: towards the attainment of UN Millennium Development Goals. München: K. G. Saur Verlag, pp. 73-88.

2007. Preserving and making public records and archives available for present and future generations in South Africa. In Achleitner. H. K and Dimchev, A (eds). Globalization, Digitization, Access, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage: papers from the international conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 8-10 November 2006. Sofia, Bulgaria: St. Kliment Ohridski, University of Sofia, pp. 217-230.

2004. A double-edged sword: challenges and opportunities offered by the digital age to the African Information Society. In: T. Bothma and A. Kaniki (eds), Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern Africa: Proceedings of the Third DISSAnet Biennial Conference, 28-29 October, Farm Inn, Pretoria, South Africa. Glenstantia: Infuse, pp. 21-40.

2002. Strategies for managing and preserving indigenous knowledge in the knowledge management era. In: R. Snyman (ed.), Proceedings of the 15th Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations, 15-19 April, Caesars Gauteng Conference Centre, South Africa. Pretoria: Library Association of South Africa, pp. 61-69.

2001. Strategies for managing digital records and documents in the public sector in Sub Saharan Africa". 67th IFLA Council and General Conference, 16-25 August 2001, Boston, Massachusetts. This paper is available online.

1999. Access and the right to privacy. In Proceedings of XV Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Council on Archives Biennial General Conference, Zanzibar, 26-30 July 1999.

Journal articles:

2012. Revitalising and preserving endangered indigenous languages. South African Journal of Libraries and
 Information Science 78(1):11-24.

2012. Mapping mixed methods research in library and information science journals in Sub-Saharan Africa
2004–2008. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 22(2): 117-132.

2012. With Dube, L Pathways for retaining human capital in higher education: a case of the College of
Humanities at the University of South Africa. South African Journal of Libraries and
Information Science 78(1): 68-77.

2012. With Judith Mavodza Knowledge management practices at an institution of higher
learning. SA Journal of Information Management 14(1), 8 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajim.v14i1.496.

2012. With Kalusopa, T Developing an e-records readiness framework for labour organisations
in Botswana, Information Development Journal 28(3): 199-215.

2012. With Kalusopa, T. Record management practices in labour organisations in Botswana. SA Journal of Information Management 14(1), Art. #513, 15 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajim. v14i1.513

2012. With Jiyane, V. Use of indigenous knowledge to determine weather patterns: a case study of women mussel harvesters at KwaNgwanase in KwaZulu-Natal. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems 11(2): 206-220.

2012. With Komba, M M. Factors for e-government adoption: lessons from selected African countries. Mousaion 30(2): 23-31.

2012. With Abankwah, R. Environmental conditions and the storage of audiovisual materials in archival institutions in the ESARBICA Region. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 31: 83-90.

2012. With Nkala, G.S & Mangena, S.B. E-records readiness at the Nation Archives of Zimbabwe. Mousaion 30(2): 107-117.

2012. “Ghosts in our machines”: preserving public digital information for the sustenance of electronic government in Sub Saharan Africa. Mousaion 30(2): 127-135.

2012. With Lwoga, E.T. and Stilwell, C. Information seeking behavior of small holder farmers in Tanzania. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa 44: 126-140.

2011. With Murambiwa, I. Measuring access to public archives and developing an access index: experiences of the National Archives of Zimbabwe. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 30: 83-101.

2011. With Komba, M. M. E-government adoption in developing countries: trends in the use of models. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 30: 162-176.

2011. With Masuku, M and Sigauke, D.T. The Role of archives in preserving indigenous knowledge systems in Zimbabwe: Is (re)inventing themselves the answer? ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 30: 261-278.

2011. With Odera-Kwach, B. A. Quality management framework for evaluating academic libraries in Kenya. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 77(2): 116-24.

2011. With Mavodza, J. The use of knowledge management tools and techniques in library practices in an academic environment. Mousaion 29(2): 94-115.

2011. With Onyancha, B.O. What’s in a name? Using informetric techniques to conceptualize the knowledge of traditional and indigenous communities. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 10(2) (forthcoming)

2011. Ndenje-Sichalwe, E. and Stilwell, C. Managing records as a strategic resource in the government ministries of Tanzania. Information Development 27: 264-279.

2011. With Chilimo, W. L. The role of information and communication technologies in sustainable livelihoods in selected rural areas of Tanzania. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 21(2)1: 145-157.

2011. With Modisane, K. C and Mnkeni – Saurombe, N. Disaster preparedness and the strategic management of public records in South Africa: guarding against collective amnesia. Information Development 27: 239-250.

2011. With Lwoga, E.T. and Stilwell, C. Challenges of managing indigenous knowledge with other knowledge systems for agricultural growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Libri 61(3): 226–238.

2011. With Wamundila, S. Enhancing knowledge retention at the University of Zambia. South African Journal of Information Management 13(1), Art. # 439, 9 pages. doi:10.4120/ sajim.v13i1.439.

2011. With Mavodza, J. Exploring the use of knowledge management practices in an academic library in a changing information environment. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 77(1): 15-25.

2011. With Chilimo, W. L and Stilwell, C. Information seeking patterns and telecentre operations: a case of selected rural communities in Tanzania. Libri 61(1): 37–49.

2011. With Ngoepe, M. Assessing the extent to which the national archives and records service of South Africa has fulfilled its mandate of taking the archives to the people. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa 42: 3-22.

2011. Garaba, G and Stilwell, C. The microfilm of the new millennium: digitizing liberation struggle archives heritage in east and southern Africa. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa 42: 33-54.

2011. With Lwoga, E. T and Stilwell, C. Access and use of agricultural information and knowledge in Tanzania. Library Review 60(5): 383-395.

2011. Cost analysis and the effective management of records throughout their life cycle. Journal of the South African Society of Archivists 44:3-23.

2010. With Lwoga, E.T. and Stilwell, C. The relevance of indigenous knowledge for small-scale farming in Tanzania. Indilinga – African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems 9:12-28.

2010. With Lwoga, E.T. and Stilwell, C. Understanding indigenous knowledge: bridging the knowledge gap through a knowledge creation model for agricultural development. South African Journal of Information Management 12(1), Art. #436, 8 pages. DOI: 10.4102/ sajim.v12i1.436.

2010. With Lwoga, E.T. and Stilwell, C. Information needs and information seeking behaviour of small-scale farmers in Tanzania. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa 40: 82-103.

2010. With Ngoepe, M. and Lebohang Mokoena, L. Security, privacy and ethics in electronic records management in the South African public sector. ESARBICA Journal 29: 28-49.

2010. With Lwoga, E.T. and Stilwell, C. Managing indigenous knowledge for sustainable agricultural development in developing countries: Knowledge management approaches in the social context. The International Information and Library Review 42(3): 174-185.

2010. With Nengomasha, C.T. Information technology: a challenge to the creation and preservation of trustworthy electronic records in the public service of Namibia. ESARBICA Journal 29: 76-91.

2010. With Nengomasha, C. T and Mchombu, K. Electronic government initiatives in the public service of Namibia. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 20 (2): 125-37.

2010. With Garaba, F. Moving with the times in search of permanence: the digitization of liberation struggle archives in Southern Africa. Historia 55(2): 163-181.

2010. With Jayasundara, C and Minishi-Majanja, M. Using focus groups to investigate service quality determinants for customer satisfaction in selected university libraries in Sri Lanka. South African Journal of Library and Information Science 76(2): 118-128.

2010. A lost opportunity to foster e-democracy and service delivery: e-government in Sub Saharan Africa. ESARBICA Journal 29: 138-157.

2010. Internet use among students at St Joseph’s Theological Institute in South Africa: empirical findings and implications for network literacy. Mousaion 28(1): 45—61.

2010. Mapping mixed methods research in library and information science journals in Sub-Saharan Africa 2004–2008. The International Information and Library Review 42(4): 252-261.

2009. With Jayasundara, C and Minishi-Majanja, M. K. A theoretical model to predict customer satisfaction in relation to service quality in selected university libraries in Sri Lanka. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 75,2,179-194.

2009. With Mokwatlo, K and Ndwandwe, S. Utilisation and prevalence of mixed methods research in library and information research in South Africa  2002 - 2008. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 75(2):105-116.

2009. With Lwoga, E. Managing agricultural indigenous and exogenous knowledge through information and communication technologies for poverty reduction in Tanzania. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 8(1):95-113.

2009. With Mngadi, B. Utilization of communities of practice in the humanities at the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal and Zululand. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science,19(1):1-12.

2009. With Ndenje-Sichalwe, E. records management and access to information: key to fostering accountability, good governance and protection of human rights in Tanzania. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 28, 4-19.

2009. With Shezi, M and Leach, A. Exploring network literacy among students of St. Joseph’s Theological Institute in South Africa. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 75, 1, 56-67.

2009. With W. Chilimo. Using selected models to explore the connection between information and communication technologies and poverty reduction in developing countries. Mousaion, 27, 1,97-115.

2008. With H. Kemoni. Relationship between records management, public service delivery and the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Kenya. Information Development, 24(4): 296-306.

2008. With Garaba, F. A framework for an investigation into the management of former national liberation movements’ records and archives by national and private archival institutions in eastern and southern Africa. ESARBICA Journal, 27: 111-128.

2008. With Thompson, E. C. G. Influence of the World Wide Web on the citation patterns of Master of Information Studies students at the University of Natal during the period 1996 to 2002. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 74(2): 160-170.

2007. With Lwoga, E. Knowledge management models and their utility to the effective management and integration of indigenous knowledge with other knowledge systems. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 6(2): 117-131.

2007. Rowing upstream: promoting and disseminating LIS research in sub-Saharan Africa. South African Journal for Library and Information Science, 73, 2, 130-135.

2007. The nature and accessibility of e-government in Sub Saharan Africa. International Review for Information Ethics, 7. Online: http://www.i-r-i-e.net/about_irie.htm#Publication%20Agreement

2007. Preserving South Africa's paper trail and making public records available for present and future generations. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 26, 35-53.

2007. With Kemoni, H. National archives and the effective management of public sector records in Kenya. Mousaion, 25, 2,120-140.

2007. With Kemoni, H. and Stilwell, C. Public records and archives as tools for good governance: reflections within the recordkeeping scholarly and practitioner communities. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 26, 3-18.

2007. With Kemoni, H. Records and archives legislation in Kenya and management of public sector records: a SWOT analysis approach. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 17, 2, 98-102.

2007. With Maponya, P.M. The state of estuarine knowledge of the communities of the Tyolomnqa Estuary in the Eastern Cape, South Africa." South African Journal for Library and Information Science, 73, 1, 75-83.

2007. The Achilles heel of the preservation of documentary materials in Sub Saharan Africa: knowledge and skills or funding? Restaurator: International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material, 28, 3, 159-168.

2006. Nature and accessibility of public archives in the custody of selected national archival institutions in Africa. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 25, 106-124.

2006. With Sibanda, R. The role of national archival institutions in the ESARBICA region in fostering collaboration and building partnerships in the Information Society. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 25, 16-25.

2006. With Magazi, L. A stitch in time saves nine: emergency preparedness in public libraries of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Innovation: appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa, 32, 110-124.

2006. With Magazi, L. Protecting documents against disasters and theft: the challenge before the public libraries in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. South African Journal for Library and Information Science, 72, 3, 185-197.

2006. With Chachage, B. Management of business records in Tanzania: an exploratory case study of selected companies". South African Journal of Information Management, 8, 3.
Online: http://general.rau.ac.za/infosci/raujournal/default.asp?to=peervol8nr3

2006. With Chachage, B. & Stilwell, C. Developing a model corporate records management system for sustainability reporting: a case of the Iringa region in Tanzania. South African Journal of Information Management, 8, 1. Online: http://general.rau.ac.za/infosci/raujournal/default

2006. With Tafor, V.F. An overview of the management of public records and archives in the member countries of the East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA). Journal of the Society of Archivists, 27, 69-86.

2005. With A. Chinyemba. Managing records at higher education institutions: a case study of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus. South African Journal of Information Management, 7, 1.

Online: http://general.rau.ac.za/infosci/raujournal/default.asp?to=peervol7nr1

2005. With L. Mosia. Managing the collective intelligence of local communities for the sustainable utilisation of estuaries in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal for Library and Information Science, 71, 2, 175-186.

2005. Environmental monitoring and control at national archival institutions and national libraries in eastern and southern Africa. Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 55(2/3), 154-168.

2005. Improving the quality of research outputs in higher education through knowledge sharing and collaboration: A case study. Mousaion, 23 (1), 39-61.

2005. Research procedures used by Master of Information Studies students at the University of Natal in the period 1982 to 2002 with special reference to their sampling techniques and survey response rates: a methodological discourse. International Information and Library Review, 37, 2, 127-143.

2005. Disaster and security management in public archival institutions of the East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) member states. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 15, 1, 15-23.

2005. An investigation into pest management and monitoring of chemical processes used to control pests in public archival institutions of southern Africa. Restaurator: International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material, 26, 2, 77-91.

2004. Fostering accountability and justice: opportunities for records managers in changing societies. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, 23, 23-32.

2004. Implications of technological advances for access to the cultural heritage of selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Government Information Quarterly: An International Journal of Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices, 21(2), 143-155.

2003. Using the SECI knowledge management model and other tools to communicate and manage tacit indigenous knowledge. Innovation: appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa, 27, 21-29.

2003. Putting the horse in front of the cart: the role of disaster planning and security in the protection of documentary materials in Africa. S.A. Archives Journal, 43, 58-68.

2002. Preservation reformatting strategies in archival institutions in Sub Saharan Africa. ESARBICA Journal, 21, 69-81.

2002. Future of the past: access to public archives in southern Africa. Historia, 47(2), 563-82.

2002. Challenges to preservation of our archival heritage. S.A. Archives Journal, 42, 27-36.

2002. Preservation reformatting strategies in selected Sub Saharan African archival institutions. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 12(2), 117-132.

2002. Strategies for managing and preserving indigenous knowledge in the knowledge management era: challenges and opportunities for information professionals. Information Development, 18(2), 95-100.

2001. Archival appraisal and the future of historical research in southern Africa. South African Historical Journal, 45, 249-265.

2001. Guidelines and standards for records management education and training in South Africa: a model for Anglophone Sub Saharan Africa. Records Management Journal, 11(3), 155-173.

2001. Core competencies for archivists and records managers in Southern Africa. Archives News, 43(4), 111-132.

2000. Professionalism and ethics in records management in the public sector in Zimbabwe. Records Management Journal, 10(3), 161-173.

2000. Staff retention at the National Archives of Zimbabwe. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 10(2), 139-151.

2000. Current challenges to the library and information services (LIS) profession in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. ESARBICA journal, 19, 59-63.

2000. Breaking new ground: Perspectives on the fifteenth biennial ESARBICA Conference, Zanzibar 1999. ESARBICA Journal, 19, 71-72.

1999. The marketing of archival services and products in East and Southern Africa: Opportunities for survival in the next millennium. ESARBICA Journal, 18, 19-25.

1999. Looking into the crystal-ball: the National Archives of Zimbabwe in the next millennium. ESARBICA Journal, 18, 29-34.

Technical research reports:

2005. with Adams, J., Batchelor, A., Breen, C.M., Cowley, P., Hay, D., Maponya, P., Marneweck, G., McGwynne, L., McKenzie, M., Mitchell, S., Paterson, A., Sihlophe, N., Taljaard, S., Turpie, J., Uys, A., van Niekerk, L. and Wood, A. Managing estuaries in South Africa: a step by step guide. WRC Report No. TT 243/04. Pretoria: Water Research Commission.

2004. with Breen, C.M., Adams, J., Batchelor, A., Cowley, P., Marneweck, G., McGwynne, L., McKenzie, M., Paterson, A., Sihlophe, N., Taljaard, S., Turpie, J., Uys, A., van Niekerk, L., Wood, A., Lamberth, S., Boyd, A. & Morat, P. 2004. Eastern Cape Estuaries Management Research Programme Vol. I&II. WRC Report No. 1246/1/04. Pretoria: Water Research Commission.

2004. with Breen, C.M., Adams, J., Batchelor, A., Cowley, P., Marneweck, G., McGwynne, L., McKenzie, M., Paterson, A., Sihlophe, N., Taljaard, S., Turpie, J., Uys, A., van Niekerk, L. & Wood, A. 2004. Towards the conservation and sustainable use of Eastern Cape Estuaries. Pretoria: Water Research Commission.

2004. with Breen, C.M., Adams, J., Batchelor, A., Cowley, P., Marneweck, G., McGwynne, L., McKenzie, M., Paterson, A., Sihlophe, N., Taljaard, S., Turpie, J., Uys, A., van Niekerk, L., Wood, A., Lamberth, S., Boyd, A. & Morat, P. 2004. Eastern Cape Estuaries Management Research Programme Vol. I&II. WRC Report No. 1246/1/04. Pretoria: Water Research Commission.

2003. Guidelines for managing knowledge for the sustainable use of estuaries. Estuaries Management Research Sub-Programme Volume II, Report G. Pietermaritzburg: Institute of Natural Resources.

Selected conference papers:

2010. With Lwoga, E. T & Stilwell, C. The management of indigenous knowledge with other knowledge systems for agricultural development: challenges and opportunities for developing countries. IAALD XIIIth World Congress on Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development, Montpellier, France, 26-29 April 2010.

2010. With Lwoga, E. T & Stilwell, C. Access to information and knowledge for agricultural development in Tanzania. XIXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL), Gaborone, Botswana, 7th - 10th September  2010.

2009. With M. Ngoepe and L. Mokoena. Security, privacy and ethics in electronic records management in the South African public sector. XX Bi-Annual East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference on “Documentary Heritage Management in the Digital Age: Beauty and the Beast”, Namibia National Archives (Windhoek), 29 June – 3 July.

2009. With M. Ngoepe. Assessing the reputation index of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa amongst members of the public: implications on access to archives.  XX Bi-Annual East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference on “Documentary Heritage Management in the Digital Age: Beauty and the Beast”, Namibia National Archives (Windhoek), 29 June - 3 July.

2009. Cost analysis and the effective management of records throughout their life cycle. Third Annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management (KARM 2009)Conference on Building Strategy, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 26-28 May.

2008. With Ndenje-Sichalwe, E. Records management and access to information: key to fostering accountability, good governance and protection of human rights in Tanzania, First Department of Information Science Archives Conference, 4-5 September.

2008. With Lwoga, E. Managing indigenous knowledge through information and communication technologies for agricultural development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Tanzania. XVIII Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations, Lusaka, Zambia, 13-18 July.

2008. Transforming the beast into a prince: The future of LIS education in South Africa. Annual LIS Research symposium, UNISA, Johannesburg, Florida Campus, 4 July.

2007. Archives of east and southern Africa today, with particular reference to Zimbabwe: paper read at the Peter Brown Memorial Seminar on Archives and Heritage, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, September 13.

2007. Writing a preservation policy: paper read at the South African Preservation and Conservation Group (SAPCON) Workshop on Preservation Policy Writing, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, October 24.

2007. Knowledge management models and their utility to the management of indigenous knowledge: paper read at the Department of Science and Technology (National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office (NIKSO) First Knowledge Management Indaba, CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 14-15 March.

2007. With Kemoni, H. Relationship between records management, public service delivery and the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Kenya: paper read at the X1X Biennial ESARBICA General Conference on Empowering Society With Information: The Role of Archives and Records as Tools of Accountability, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 18-22 June.

2007. Managing records throughout their life cycle: key to competitive advantage: paper read at the Knowledge, Archives and Records Management Conference (KARM), The Ritz Hotel - Sea Point, Cape Town, 10-13 July.

2007. Studying archives, records management, and museology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: paper read at the Knowledge, Archives and Records Management Conference (KARM), The Ritz Hotel - Sea Point, Cape Town, 10-13 July.

2007. With Magazi, L. Exploring mechanisms for knowledge sharing and dissemination among academic staff in the Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Zululand: paper read at the 10th Biennial South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE) Conference on New Horizons for Quality in Higher Education and Training, Pretoria, 1-4 July.

2007. With Mngadi, B. The extent to which communities of practice are defined and utilized in institutions of higher learning: a case study of the humanities at the UKZN and the University of Zululand: paper read at the 10th Biennial South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE) Conference on New Horizons for Quality in Higher Education and Training, Pretoria, 1-4 July.

2007 With Moyane, S. Research capacity needs of academic staff in the humanities at the University of Zululand: paper read at the 10th Biennial South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE) Conference on New Horizons for Quality in Higher Education and Training, Pretoria, 1-4 July.

2007. E-government in Sub Saharan Africa - its nature and accessibility: paper read at the Africa Information Ethics Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 5-7 February 2007.

2006. Preserving and making public records and archives available for present and future generations in South Africa: paper read at Sofia 2006 Conference on Globalization, Digitization, Access, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8-10 November 2006.

2006. With W. Chilimo. Making sense of the nexus between information and communication technologies and poverty reduction: an analysis of the relevance of selected conceptual models in the context of developing countries: paper read at the Fourth DISSAnet Biennial Conference, Farm Inn, Pretoria, South Africa, 2-3 November 2006.

2006. Knowledge and skills - nexus between funding and preservation of documentary materials: paper read at the South African Preservation and Conservation Group (SAPCON) Conference On Preservation on a Shoe-String, Kimberley, South Africa, 25-27 July 2006.
Online: http://www.nlsa.ac.za/sapconpapers2006.html

2006. Records retention programme: a key to effective and efficient information management in organisations: paper read at the Comprehensive Document and Records Management Conference, Park Hyatt, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 31 July - 2 August 2006.

2006. Information for all and the development of knowledge: paper read at the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) International Conference on Open Access and Creating a Knowledge Society, 24-26 April 2006, Crowne Plaza Monomotapa, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2006. With L. Magazi and P. Maponya. Mechanisms for sharing and disseminating knowledge in higher education: A conceptual framework: paper read at the Conference on Knowledge Management in Higher Education: Stimulating Creativity and Innovation in Africa, 22-24 February 2006, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

2006. With B. Tembe and P. Maponya. Knowledge transfer as a way to improve higher education practice within institutions of higher learning: paper read at the Conference on Knowledge Management in Higher Education: Stimulating Creativity and Innovation in Africa, 22-24 February 2006, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

2005. Rowing upstream: promoting and disseminating LIS research in sub Saharan Africa: A keynote address at the 6th DLIS/LISA Conference on Popularising Library and Information Science Publications and Research, 2 September 2005, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa.

2005. The Role of Archives in the Permanent Access to Scientific Data and Information in Southern Africa: paper read at a conference on Strategies for Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Southern Africa: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development (An International Workshop), 5-7 September 2005, Pretoria, South Africa, Jointly Organized by CODATA Task Group on the Preservation of and Access to S&T Data in Developing Countries and South African National Committee for CODATA and U.S. National Committee for CODATA with support of South African National Research Foundation.

2005. Developing a tool kit for the library advocate: facing the challenges of making information resources available to the community. Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Eighth Annual Conference - 2005 on Taking Libraries to the People, 26-30 September 2005, Nelspruit, South Africa.

2005. Academic researchers: what do they expect from audio visual collections: paper read at The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT) and the International Association of Sound Archives (IASA) Southern African Audio Archive Workshop hosted by the National Film, Video and Sound Archives of South Africa, 10-14 October, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2004. A double-edged sword: challenges and opportunities offered by the digital age to the African Information Society: paper read at the Third DISSAnet Biennial Conference, 28-29 October, Farm Inn, Pretoria, South Africa.

2004. Fostering accountability: opportunities and challenges faced by records managers in changing societies: paper presented at the Access Information Management Conference on Information Management in a Democracy: Supporting Access, Security and Accountability Through Sound Records Management Practices, 18-21 May, South Africa, Kruger National Park.

2003. Is the national documentary heritage of eastern and southern Africa regional branch of the international council on archives (ESARBICA) member states safe? Disaster and security management in paper based and electronic environments: paper presented at the XVII Biennial Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference on Archives, Society and Good Governance, 22-26 July, Mozambique, Maputo.

2003. With L. Mosia. Knowledge sharing and distribution for the sustainable utilisation of estuaries in the Eastern Cape: paper presented at the International Conference on Collaboration and Sharing of Knowledge, 30-31 July, Pretoria, South Africa.

2002. Putting the horse in front of the cart: the role of disaster planning and security in the protection of documentary materials: paper presented at the South African Society of Archivists and Information Studies Programme, University of Natal Conference on the Preservation of Library and Archival Materials in Africa, 10-13 December 2002, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

2001. Preservation of cultural objects: paper read at the International Workshop on Automation and Digitisation of Archives and Libraries, 28-29 November 2001, Arquivo Historico de Mozambique, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique.

2001. Preservation of archival resources in the ESARBICA region: paper read at the South African Society of Archivists (KwaZulu Natal- Branch), 9 November 2001, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

2001. Preservation reformatting strategies in Sub Saharan Africa: paper presented at the XVI Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) Conference on Preservation, Access and Technology Challenges: Archives in the 21st Century, 23-26 July 2001, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2001. Strategies for managing digital records and documents in the public sector in Sub Saharan Africa: paper presented at the 67th IFLA Conference August 16-25, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

2000. Challenges to preservation of our archival heritage: paper presented at the South African Society of Archivists Conference on Renaissance in Archives, 11-13 September 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2000. The role of rural libraries in promoting the people's right to information: paper presented at the LIASA 2000. Conference on Reach the world @ your library, 25-29 September 2000, Durban, South Africa.

Thesis titles:

2003. Preservation and access to public records and archives in South Africa. PhD (Information Studies). Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal.

1997. Marketing of science and technology information services and products in Sub Saharan Africa: A case study of the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission. MScISc thesis. Addis Ababa: SISA.

Graduate supervision:

Completed
Masters

Tafor, V. 2002. The management of public records in the member countries of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA)

Jewel Koopman. 2003. Staff attitudes to access and outreach in KwaZulu-Natal archives

Ashabayi Chinyemba. 2003. Management of university records: a case study of the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg

Pearl Maponya. 2004. Development of a model for knowledge auditing in the Eastern Cape estuaries with special reference to the Tyolomnqa Estuary

Elizabeth Thompson. 2004. An investigation of the affect of the World Wide Web on the citation behaviour of Master in Information Studies’ students at the University of Natal, in the period 1996 to 2002

Francis Garaba. 2005. An investigation into archival appraisal practices in the member states of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA)

Lindiwe Magazi. 2007. An investigation into mechanisms used to share and disseminate knowledge among academic staff in the humanities at the university of KwaZulu - Natal and the university of Zululand

Bongekile Mngadi. 2007. Communities of practice in institutions of higher learning: a descriptive study of the humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of Zululand

Smangele Moyane. 2007. Research capacity needs of academic staff in the humanities at the University of Zululand

Biziwe Tembe. 2008. A comparative study of knowledge creation and transfer among academic staff in the humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Zululand

Sitali Wamundila. 2008. Developing guidelines for a knowledge management policy to enhance knowledge retention at the University of Zambia

Hendra F. Pretorius. 2011. Developing a service quality model for an academic library: a case study of the North-West University-Vaal Triangle Campus Library

Masters (Co-supervised)

Eng Mpotokwane. 2003. The use and application of information and communication technology for information provision among library workers at the University of Botswana Library

Lucky Mosia. 2003. Knowledge sharing and distribution in an open system: a case study of the Eastern Cape Estuaries Management Programme

Lefuma Sejane. 2004. An investigation into the management of electronic records in the public sector in Lesotho

Simon M. Shezi. 2006. An investigation into internet use by students at St Joseph’s Theological College

Doctorate

Trywell Kalusopa. 2012. Developing an e-records readiness framework for labour organisations in Botswana.

Beatrice Achieng’ Odera-Kwach. 2012. The Impact of External Quality Assurance on University Libraries in Kenya.

Ruth Abankwah. 2008. Management of audiovisual materials in the member states of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA)

Judith Mavodza. 2011. Knowledge management practices and the role of an academic library in a changing information environment: the case of the Metropolitan College of New York

Doctorate (Co-supervised)

Bukaza Chachage. 2006. Developing a village records management system model for rural development in Tanzania: a case study of Iringa region

Henry Kemoni. 2007. Records management practices and public service delivery in Kenya

Cathrine Nengomasha. 2009. A study of electronic records management in the Namibian public service in the context of e-government

Wanyenda Leonard Chilimo. 2009. Information and communication technologies and sustainable livelihoods: a case of selected rural areas of Tanzania

Chaminda Chiran Jayasundara. 2010. Developing a model for predicting customer satisfaction in relation to service quality in university libraries in Sri Lanka

Edda Lwoga. 2010. Application of knowledge management approaches and information and communication technologies to manage indigenous knowledge in the agricultural sector in selected districts of Tanzania

Francis Garaba. 2011. Records and archives management by national and private archival institutions: the case of former national liberation movements’ records in east and southern Africa

Esther Ndenje-Sichalwe. 2011. The significance of records management to fostering accountability in the public service reform programme of Tanzania

Organisation of conferences, seminars and exhibitions:

    First Department of Information science Archives Conference, University of South Africa, Sunnyside campus, Pretoria, 4-5 September 2008.

    Appraisal of records: key to efficient and effective management of organisational records at the 2nd Knowledge, Archives and Records Management (KARM) Conference, Polokwane, 8 May 2008.

    Library and Information Association of South Africa Special Libraries Interest Group (LiSLIG) KwaZulu-Natal Branch, Knowledge Management Workshop, 18 August 2006.

    UNESCO sponsored Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies in Libraries organised by the Lesotho Library Association, Lesotho Library Consortium and The National University of Lesotho Library, 29 August - 1 September, Maseru, Lesotho, 2005

    Preservation, promotion and perpetuation of arts and culture in KwaZulu-Natal Province workshop for the Arts and Culture Stakeholders Forum (at the invitation of the Minister of Arts, Culture and Tourism, the honourable Mr Narend Singh MPP), 10 August, Durban, South Africa, 2004

    With Dr Dale Peters. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Africa Section on Preservation of African Documentary Heritage, 27-31 October, Cape Town, South Africa, 2003

    With B. Abbot. Information and knowledge management workshop for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 6-7 August, Arusha, Tanzania, 2003

    Workshop on records and documents management for the National Research Foundation, 9 July, Pretoria, 2003

    Departmental and University activities and responsibilities:

    Member: College of Humanities Research Committee