Library and Media Roles in Information Hygiene and Managing Information

Library and Media Roles in Information Hygiene and Managing Information

Release Date: June, 2022|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 268
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8713-3
ISBN13: 9781799887133|ISBN10: 1799887138|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799887140|EISBN13: 9781799887157
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Despite the proliferation of smart technologies, the challenges of information hygiene continue to wreak havoc on the information landscape, creating a critical need to explore and analyze how such a phenomenon can be handled. Further research is required in order to better understand the various difficulties and opportunities within the field.

Library and Media Roles in Information Hygiene and Managing Information explores the concept of information hygiene at a time when citizens all over the world are deluged with an avalanche of information. The book also identifies challenges and opportunities for information science practitioners and media institutions in the fight against information disorder and explores the unhygienic practices in the information value chain. Covering topics such as information regulation, digital literacy, and records management, this reference work is ideal for librarians, computer scientists, researchers, academicians, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Archives
  • Digital Archiving
  • Digital Literacy
  • Information Disorder
  • Information Hygiene
  • Information Regulation
  • Malinformation
  • Media
  • Open Access
  • Records Management
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Editor/Author Biographies

Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita is a researcher, lecturer, author and editor at the Durban University of Technology in the Department of Information Systems. He has been working with different local and international organizations including LIASA, ZIMLA, LIAZ, AFLIA and IFLA. Currently he is a Secretary for the IFLA -Indigenous Matters section Chisita has presented papers at local and international conferences in Africa and abroad. Chisita has and continue to work with many universities inside and outside on matters relating to research, teaching and learning . He has collaborated with other researcher from the different IFLA Special interest groups on issues that affect libraries in the modern era. Chisita has written journal articles, book chapters and produced conference papers and participated and presented on webinars relating to topical issues on libraries and related institutions and the emerging technologies.

Alexander Madanha Rusero PhD, is a Research Fellow with the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a Senior Lecturer of International Relations, Politics and Journalism with 15 years university teaching experience, having taught at Harare Polytechnic’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, Africa University’s College of Social Sciences Theology, Humanities and Education as well as Great Zimbabwe University’s Department of Politics and Public Management. Rusero is an author of 10 academic textbooks and more than 10 peer-reviewed book chapters and journal papers related to media, democracy and human rights, international relations and foreign policy, Media, Libraries and Archives as well as pan-Africanism and Decoloniality.

Ngoako Marutha is a full Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa (UNISA). The Limpopo born Professor in Sekgopo also serves as a representative of the Unisa Department of Information Science on the International Council on Archives (ICA) and he is an ICA Regular Member of Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV), where he also serves as an executive member for bureau. He is also a regular member for ICA section for Archival education (SAE) and section for the National Assembly. He has recently been appointed ICA New Professionals mentor for year 2022/2023. He is also a member of the South African Society of Archivists and serves on the National Executive Committee. He is an editor-in-chief of the Journal of the South African Society of Archivists since 2022. He is also a review editor for the journal Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics. He teaches archival principles and practice as well as honours research in archives and records management. He has published several books, chapters and articles in different national and international publications and presented conference papers. His research interest includes knowledge, archives, and records management, especially on patients and hospital records, electronic records, cloud computing, Blockchain technology, enterprise content management, big data management and police case records security. The other field of his interest includes library management and marketing as well as Open Distance electronic learning (ODeL). His professional industry background includes working as an information and records manager as well as librarian in several public and private institutions over 13 years. He has been in the academic industry over five years so far. He holds Bachelor of Information studies and Bachelor of Information Studies honour from University of the North (UNIN)-now known as University of Limpopo (UL), Master of Information Science and Doctor of literature and philosophy (PhD) from University of South Africa (UNISA). He serves as external examiner for masters and doctoral research studies for over seven universities.

Josiline Phiri Chigwada is the Deputy Librarian at Chinhoyi University of Technology where she teaches information and digital literacy skills. She is also a Part Time Lecturer at the Zimbabwe Open University in the Department of Information Science and Records Management. She has 15 years’ experience in higher and tertiary education. She holds a doctorate in Information Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Master of Science Degree and Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Library and Information Science from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). She published 2 books, 17 book chapters, 10 journal articles, and 6 conference proceedings. She has presented in various national, regional and international conferences. She is a paid-up member of the Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA), Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Institute of Directors in Zimbabwe (IODZ), and Zimbabwe Academic and Non-fiction Authors Association (ZANA).

Oluwole Olumide Durodolu is a Research Fellow of the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa. He holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Zululand in South Africa in 2016. A Certified Librarian of Nigeria and a member of the Association for Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers. Member Editorial Board, Maadili: Journal of African School of Governance and Policy Studies, South Africa, Covenant Journal of Library and Information Science and Member Editorial Board, Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science. He has published articles in local and international journals on information literacy, ICT4D, informetric, information communication technology, and more.

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