Department of Information Science

Ms K McGuirk

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Tel: 012 429 6313
Fax: 012 429 3221


  • BA (UP)
  • Postgrad. dipl. Museology (UP)
  • BA INS Hon (cum laude - UNISA)
  • MA Inf (cum laude - UNISA)

Currently teaching

  • Theory and philosophy of information science
  • Political economy of information
  • INS1501 Introduction to Information Science
  • HIN4803 Theory of Information Science
  • M Supervision

Fields of academic interests

  • Information philosophy and theory;
  • information literacy;
  • relationship between natural and human sciences;
  • informatisation;
  • different approaches to and interpretations of knowledge;
  • the relation of information science to archival and museum science.