Author Archives: kimbakercapetown

Digital Preservation as a Site of Contestation: National Heritage, Memory, Politics and Power — Beyond Technology and Management

OK, so one more last post.  🙂  This one was just too important, and had to be blogged about. Since I have left the LIS profession in South Africa, , as explained in my previous post, I had no intention … Continue reading

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Masters thesis: Adapting the Model for Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage in Cape Town

My Masters thesis has finally been concluded – for those interested: Full title: Adapting the Model for Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage in Cape Town: investigating user attitudes and perceptions in libraries, museums and archives. Abstract:  “Adapting the Model for … Continue reading

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Stanford Open Knowledge MOOC – Overview

I have completed the  Stanford Open Knowledge MOOC, and am repurposing an earlier article I wrote, to be my final digital project for the Creating Track of the course. I would have loved to do something more creative, like a … Continue reading

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Australian Library Journal review of my book

There is another great review of my book, by Helen Dunford of the Tasmanian Polytechnic, in the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) Australian Library Journal. This one is also, I am happy to see, an open access review and thus … Continue reading

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Journal of Information Literacy review of my book – Volume 8 Issue 1 June 2014

A very positive review of my book Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a Model for Lifelong Learning has just been published, open access, in the highly regarded Journal of Information Literacy. The full review can be read here.

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44th ACURIL conference – Libraries, Archives and Museums: Gateways to Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage– Nassau, Bahamas – my experience

I could write another book, easily, on my experience of the 44th ACURIL conference held from 8 – 12 June 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas, so bear with with me, as this is going to be a long post. When Dorcas … Continue reading

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ACURIL conference – Libraries, Archives and Museums: Gateways to Information Literacy & Cultural Heritage

The XLIV conference of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is taking place from the 8th – 12th June 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas, with the synchronous theme: Libraries, Archives and Museums: Gateways to Information Literacy & Cultural Heritage I have … Continue reading

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