Department of Library and Information Studies

Research Activities 2001

 

Details of past conference attendance

 

Local conferences/workshops

Dr G.D.J. Stewart

Paper presentation: Hypertext webs: new spaces for literature and learning. XVIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association - Transitions and Transgressions and in an Age of Multiculturalism. Pretoria, 13 to 19 August 2000.

Paper presentation: (with Gordon, W.F.) Using a virtual classroom for the development of literature review writing skills. LIASA 2000 Conference. Durban, 27-29 September 2000.

Paper presentation: Renaissance in Cyberspace: Creating the SA Literature Subject Directory. 3rd CSSALL Conference. University of Durban-Westville, 6-7 July 2001.

 

Mrs W.F. Gordon

Paper presentation: (with Stewart, G.D.J.) Using a virtual classroom for the development of literature review writing skills. LIASA 2000 Conference. Durban, 27-29 September 2000.

Workshops

Dr G.D.J. Stewart: Attended Digital Technologies as a Preservation Management Strategy workshop. Campbell Collection, University of Natal, 4-8 December, 2000.

IT Troubleshooting, Parts 1 and 2. Sangonet, Department of Education/European Union Higher Education Libraries Programme, 13-15 and 27-29 March 2001.

Microsoft Access for Database Management. Durban Computer Tech, 20-22 February 2001.

International conferences outside South Africa

Output track record

 

Publications

Dr G.D.J. Stewart

Chapter in book:

"Survey of South African Literary History, electronically illustrated" in Constructing South African Literary History. Englischsprachige Literaturen Afrikas - Band 14. Essen: Verlag Die Blaue Eule. 2000.

Journal articles

 

 

Artefacts

The South African Literature Online Subject Directory Database and website gateway.

 

Other information on research output

W.F. Gordon and G.D.J. Stewart: Information Literacy for Researchers Module (using a Virtual Classroom environment). NRF DSSH Project Staff Research Capacity Building at Technikons. Progress: project completed.

Dr G.D.J. Stewart: Scholarly Edition - Selected poetry and prose from the unpublished manuscripts of Joo Luiz Ribeiro Torres. Progress: Editing and digitisation of Umpinginzane manuscript completed. Work on the transcription and editing of short stories and autobiographical material has commenced.

Dr G.D.J. Stewart: The South African Literature Online Subject Directory. Contribution to the UDW Literary Heritage project. Progress: database and website gateway designed and published.

Dr G.D.J. Stewart: Electronic publications of the works of South African writers Dennis Brutus and Lewis Nkosi (with Prof A.J. van Wyk). Progress: work on digitisation of printed work, audio and video documentary material, and bibliographies has commenced.

Mrs W.F. Gordon: Composition, medium and the message: an interrogation of textual transfer from print to screen. Contribution to the UDW Literary Heritage project. Progress: Editing of the database and encyclopaedia has commenced.

Postgraduate research projects

Wendy Gordon

An investigation of e-text centre structures and management and the development of a model for the establishment of a hypermedia research unit at a higher education institution. (D.Tech Supervisor: Dr G.D.J. Stewart; Prof A.J. van Wyk)

Roslyn Armugen

An annotated bibliography of South African Indian writings in English. (M.Tech Supervisors: Dr R. Chetty; Dr G.D.J. Stewart)

Progress: completed and submitted for examination.

Moira Pye (Beaton)

The development of a collection of fables, mythology, fragments and stories as a hypermedia resource. (M.Tech Supervisor: Dr G.D.J. Stewart)

Progress: completed and submitted for examination.

Mmenyane Seoposengwe

The dissemination of information via the internet for a large organization. (M.Tech Supervisors: Dr G.D.J. Stewart; Ms W.F. Gordon)

Serena Brink

A virtual learning environment for the professional socialization of Library and Information Studies students. (M.Tech Supervisor: Dr G.D.J. Stewart)

Nellie Somers

An investigation into the digital scanning of photographs in archival collections. (M.Tech Supervisor: Dr G.D.J. Stewart)

Other research activities

 

 

Photographs

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