Department of Information Science

Dr Lorette Jacobs

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 2694


PhD Information Science (UJ, 2000)

Currently teaching

  • Archives and Records Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Research Methodology

Fields of academic interests

  • Use of blended learning and ICT in information science offerings
  • Performance governance towards improved records management
  • Design of specialised document management systems


Book chapters:

Du Plooy-Cilliers, F., Davis, C., & Bezuidenhout, R. Ed. 2014. Research Matters. Cape Town: Juta. Published the following Chapters in the book:

  • Chapter 14: Action Research
  • Chapter 21: The Research Report
  • Chapter 22: Referencing

Journal articles

  • Mukwevho, J and Jacobs, L. 2012. The Importance of the Quality of Electronic Records Management in Enhancing Accountability in the South African Public Service: A Case Study of a National Department. Mousaion, 30(2): 25-41
  • Sieberhagen, E.A., Cloete, E.M., Jacobs, L. 2008. Developing a digital information literacy program for an academic library (Accepted for Mousaion 26(2))
  • Schoombee, R., Jacobs,L., Cloete, E.M. 2008 The social role of libraries and information services to promote HIV/AIDS awareness (Accepted for Mousaion 26(1)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • LIASA member
  • SABPP member
  • ANFASA member