n Mousaion - 2011 ProLISSA Conference at Farm Inn, Pretoria : opening remarks

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



I take this opportunity to welcome you all to this 6th Biennial ProLISSA Conference, an event that was initiated by the DISSAnet Project. DISSAnet is an acronym that stands for . The project was initiated in 1997 by Professors Irene Wormell and Peter Ingwersen from the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim was to create a nation-wide platform to support the advancement of LIS research in South Africa in order to also meet the demands of a new country. ProLISSA has grown from the initial mandate of South Africa only to include southern Africa, and now colleagues from East Africa have joined us.

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