Tom Kwanya

Tom KwanyaProf. Tom Kwanya is an information scientist with several years of practical industry experience. He has developed and implemented knowledge management strategies; conducted knowledge audits; developed models and frameworks for knowledge elicitation and representation; established digital libraries and resource centres; as well as conducted capacity building and mentoring consultancies in the South, East, West and Horn of Africa regions. He has also taught knowledge and information management; technology-mediated communication; and infopreneurship in public and private universities in Kenya. He is a published author of several refereed journal articles, conference papers, edited book chapters and two monographs. His current research interests include digital trends in information services; infodemiology and infoveillance; library innovations; indigenous knowledge management; and infopreneurship. He holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa; MA in Communication Studies from the School of Journalism at the University of Nairobi, Kenya; and BSc in Information Sciences from the School of Information Sciences at Moi University, Kenya. He currently serves as Associate Professor and Acting Director of the School of Information and Communication Studies at The Technical University of Kenya. He is also an honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Publications

Mixed Methods and Quality of Postgraduate Research: A Kenyan Perspective
Tom Kwanya. © 2022. 26 pages.
This chapter analysed the extent, nature, and suitability of use of mixed methods research by postgraduate students in Kenya as well as its influence on the quality of their...
Social Bookmarking in Digital Libraries: Intellectual Property Rights Implications
Tom Kwanya. © 2021. 19 pages.
This chapter elucidates the concept of social bookmarking, its benefits in digital libraries as well as the implications of its use on the intellectual property rights of the...
Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries
Adeyinka Tella, Tom Kwanya. © 2018. 461 pages.
Taking into consideration the variety of information being created, produced, and published, the acquisition and archiving of e-resources by digital libraries is rapidly...
Social Bookmarking in Digital Libraries: Intellectual Property Rights Implications
Tom Kwanya. © 2018. 18 pages.
This chapter elucidates the concept of social bookmarking, its benefits in digital libraries as well as the implications of its use on the intellectual property rights of the...
Application of Web 2.0 Tools in Libraries in Africa: A Reality Check
Tom Kwanya, Christine Stilwell. © 2018. 29 pages.
The emergence of Web 2.0, the read/write social web, has prompted a momentous change in the way library users seek information, communicate, and collaborate. This trend is...
Information Seeking Behaviour in Digital Library Contexts
Tom Kwanya. © 2018. 25 pages.
The environment in which library services are currently offered has changed drastically. The volume of information has grown enormously; the variety of information, its sources...
Information Seeking Behaviour in Digital Library Contexts
Tom Kwanya. © 2016. 25 pages.
The environment in which library services are currently offered has changed drastically. The volume of information has grown enormously; the variety of information, its sources...
Enhancing the Competitive Advantage of Libraries through Social Media Marketing
Tom Kwanya, Christine Stilwell. © 2015. 23 pages.
The available evidence reveals that although librarians have made good progress in adapting library services and products to current realities, usage of libraries remains low....
Application of Web 2.0 Tools in Libraries in Africa: A Reality Check
Tom Kwanya, Christine Stilwell. © 2015. 28 pages.
The emergence of Web 2.0, the read/write social web, has prompted a momentous change in the way library users seek information, communicate, and collaborate. This trend is...