Department of Information Science

Dr J Maluleka

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4847
E-mail: maluljr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • B.Inf – UNISA
  • Hons B.Inf – UNISA
  • MINF (Cum Laude) – UNISA
  • D Litt et Phil -Unisa

Currently teaching

  • AIS3704 – Applying Research Methodology in Information Science
  • INS3703 – Using Information: the Role of Information Behaviour

Fields of academic interests

  • Bibliometrics and Informetrics
  • Indigenous knowledge systems,
  • Archives and Records management
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Research trends LIS

Journal articles

  • Maluleka,JR & Ngulube P. 2017. The preservation of knowledge of traditional healing in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Information Development, DOI:0266666917723956
  • Maluleka JR & Onyancha OB. 2016. Research collaboration among Library and Information Science schools in South Africa (1991–2012): an informetrics study. Mousaion 34 (3), 36-59.
  • Maluleka, JR, Onyancha, OB & Ajiferuke I. 2016. Factors influencing research collaboration in LIS schools in South Africa Scientometrics 107 (2), 337-355.
  • Onyancha, OB, Ngoepe M, & Maluleka JR. 2015. Trends, patterns, challenges and types of archival research in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 25 (2): 145-159.
  • Ngoepe, M, Maluleka, J & Onyancha OB. 2014. Research collaboration in the archives and records management field across and beyond universities in Africa: An informetric analysis. Mousaion 32 (3), 119-135
  • Onyancha, O.B & Maluleka JR. 2011. Knowledge production through collaborative research in sub-Saharan Africa: how much do countries contribute to each other’s knowledge output and citation impact? Scientometrics, 87(2): 315
  • Maluleka JR & Onyancha, O.B. 2008. Referencing patterns in the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 1996-2007, South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 74(2): 183-196

Paper presentations

  • 2017. With Ngulube P. Presented a paper at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Kariba, Zimbabwe titled: The preservation of knowledge of traditional healing in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
  • 2017. With Ngoepe M. Presented a paper at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Kariba, Zimbabwe titled: Accumulation of cultural capital: the acquisition of indigenous knowledge by traditional healers in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
  • 2017. With Ngoepe M. Presented a paper at the 18th IS annual conference, University of Zululand, Richards bay titled: Let my students go!” – An informetric analysis of the throughput rate of doctoral students in LIS Schools in South Africa 2005 – 2015.
  • 2017. With Chilimo W; Jiyane GV. Presented a paper at the ProLISSA conference, Pretoria: titled: Authorship and Collaboration Patterns of Women Researchers in South African LIS Journals.
  • 2015. With Nwagwu W. Presented a paper at the ProLISSA conference, Pretoria: titled Bibliometric Analysis of Global Research on Ebola Virus Disease.
  • 2015. With Onyancha, OB & Ajiferuke, I. Presented a paper at the International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics conference at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, titled: Factors Influencing Research Collaboration in LIS Schools in South Africa.
  • 2014. With Ngoepe M S and Onyancha, B. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: “Research collaboration in archives and records management field across and beyond universities in Africa: an informetric analysis”
  • 2014. With Onyancha O B. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: “Trends and patterns of research collaboration in library and information science (LIS) schools in South Africa, 1991 – 2012”
  • 2014. With Ngulube P, Dube L and Mhlongo M. Presented a paper at the National University of Science and Technology conference in Zimbabwe, titled: An analysis of publishing patterns in indigenous knowledge in the field of Information Science”
  • 2013. With Van der Walt TB and Makhubela S. Presented a paper at the 7th Biennial ProLISSA conference, Pretoria titled: “Knowledge sharing through mentorship programmes in an academic environment: a case study of the mentorship programme of the University of South Africa”
  • 2012. With Ngoepe M S and Onyancha, O B. Presented a paper at International Council on Archives conference, Brisbane (Australia) titled: “Trends, patterns, challenges and type of archival research in sub-Saharan Africa: an informetrics analysis”
  • 2012. With Onyancha O B and Mokwatlo K I. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: “Does Conference Participation Result in High Research Output? A Correlational Analysis of South Africa’s Conference Papers and Research Articles, 2002-2011
  • 2011. With Onyancha O B. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: M&D students’ preferences for references and referencing in LIS research in South Africa.
  • 2011. With Onyancha OB., Mnkeni- Saurombe N., Mokwatlo K., J and Burger, M. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: “Developing a glossary of terms using informetric approaches: methodological issues.
  • 2010. With Onyancha O B. Presented a paper at Moi University’s 6th Annual International conference, Eldoret (Kenya) titled: “Knowledge production through collaborative research in Sub-Saharan Africa: An informetric study of the contributions of selected countries, 1995-2008”
  • 2009. With Onyancha O B. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: “A review of research collaboration in library and information science (LIS) in selected South African LIS journals, 2001 – 2008”
  • 2008. With Onyancha O B. Presented a paper at the Faculty of Arts 2nd Annual Conference, University of Zululand, entitled: “Referencing Patterns in the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 1996-2007”
  • 2007. With Constable T F. Presented a paper at the annual conference of the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand titled: “Developing a Departmental Information Practice Centre (IPC) For Student Learning: A case study of the Information Science Department at UNISA”

Projects

  • 2015. Unisa Department of Information Science, Masters student of the year