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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 ...
South Africa’s LIS Transformation Charter: policies, politics and professionals
The rhetoric of public librarianship includes many ringing claims for the role of libraries in democracy; and, on the 20-year anniversary of the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994, it is an opportune moment to ...
Libraries and a “Better Life for All”: The politics, processes, and promises of the South African LIS Transformation Charter
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)
The rhetoric of public librarianship includes many ringing claims for the role of libraries in democracy; and, on the twenty-first anniversary of democracy in South Africa, it is an opportune moment to examine the rather ...
The value of information in South Africa’s new democracy
PURPOSE – The purpose of this paper is to trace and analyse the relationship between information and democracy in the old and in the new South Africa. The authors interrogate the applicability to the situation of the ...