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From borders and landscape to ecosystem: reconfiguring library services to meet the needs of South African youth
(LIASA, Stellenbosch University, 2013)
In this article we consider the configuration of the South African library and information services (LIS) sector, and analyse the extent to which its structuring facilitates or hinders optimum service to the children and ...
Places for all? Cape Town's public library services to gays and lesbians
(Library and Information Association of South Africa, 2010)
The article reports on an investigation of the provision of gay and lesbian literature and of information services to gays and lesbians in Cape Town’s public libraries. Although by definition public libraries serve all ...
Public libraries in South Africa: Agents or victims of educational change?
(LIASA Forum Press, 2004)
The paper explores the impact of educational change in South Africa on public libraries. It surveys the recent literature to conclude that the position of school libraries is precarious and that public librarians feel ...
Social capital: a fresh vision for public libraries in South Africa
(Library and Information Association of South Africa, 2007)
The article argues that the construct of social capital offers South African public librarianship fresh vision – urgently needed if it is to fulfil its potential role in social inclusion. Social capital refers to the ...
The power and perils of participant observation in library and information science research: reflections on three South African studies
(UNISA Press, 2017)
This article reports on three participant observation studies conducted in schools and libraries in South Africa, between 1999 and 2015. The study findings have been reported on elsewhere, thus the focus is on the methodologies ...