Department of Information Science

Dr M du Preez

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6792
E-mail: preezm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD Information Science (Unisa, 2016)
  • MInf (Unisa, 2008)
  • Hons BInf (Unisa, 2002)
  • BBibl (Unisa 1993)
  • THED   (Normaal Kollege Pretoria, 1974)
  • BAMus (UP 1973)

Currently teaching

  • Information organisation
  • Information retrieval
  • Cataloguing, classification and verbal subject description

Fields of academic interests

  • Information behaviour
  • Information organisation and retrieval
  • Information literacy

Journal articles

  • Du Preez, M. 2002. An indexer’s guide to the Internet: indexing on the Internet. Mousaion 20(1): 109-122
  • Du Preez, M. 2002. ISAP: how does it make periodical information accessible. The Indexer, 23(2): 19-22.
  • Du Preez, M. 2007. Information needs and information-seeking behaviour of engineers: a systematic review. Mousaion, 25(2), 2007: 72-94
  • Du Preez, M. & Fourie, I. 2009. The information behaviour of consulting engineers in South Africa. Mousaion 27(1): 137-158
  • Du Preez, M & Fourie, JA. 2010. Develoment of a conceptual model for studying engineers’ information behaviour. Mousaion 28(1): 62-88.
  • Du Preez, M. & Meyer, H.W.J. 2011. Exploring conceptual models to study consulting engineers’ social networks. Mousaion 29(2):75-94.
  • Du Preez, M. 2011. Engineers’ task related information behavior. In, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Annual Information and Knowledge Management Conference, 22-23 June 2011, Sandton, edited by A.S.A du Toit. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.
  • Du Preez, M. 2015. Taxonomies, folksonomies, ontologies: what are they and how do they support information retrieval? The Indexer 33(1): 29-37.
  • Du Preez, M. & Meyer, H.W.J. (2016). Consulting engineers’ social networks and their collaborative information behaviour In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 1Information Research, 21(4), paper isic1611. Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/21-4/isic/isic1611.html

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Honorary Scecretary: Association for South African Indexers and Bibliographers