Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern Africa
Fifth biennial DISSAnet Conference
About the DISSAnet conferences
The DISSAnet series of conferences are intended as a biennial event to showcase South African and Southern African research in the broad field of Information Science. The first four conferences took place in October 2000, 2002, 2004 and November 2006. All four conferences were very successful, and were attended by a number of academics and information professionals from across South Africa, the SADC countries and further afield. The conference proceedings were published in hardcopy, as well as on the DISSAnet website at www.dissanet.com.
Information in modern society is valued as an essential component in the daily lives of people, both on individual and organisational levels. Increasingly we expect information to meet our needs through technological interventions or interactions. Indeed, recent technological developments have accentuated contemporary conceptions of the Library and Information field as an intersection of information, technology, people and society.
Contributions are invited that address current research issues related to the LIS field. Themes that may be addressed are wide and open, but an advanced academic level of discourse is required. Inter alia the following broad themes will be addressed at the conference: