Constance Bitso

Senior Lecturer
Library and Information Studies Centre
University of Cape Town
Section Editor of Open Information Science

Fields of interest

Social media; information and media literacy; organization of knowledge; knowledge management; information seeking; resource description; digital curation.

Recent publications

Bitso, C. 2016. Using WhatsApp to sustain functional school libraries in Khayelitsha. Paper presented at the Standing Conference in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (SCECSAL) XXII. eZulwuini, Swaziland. 25-29 April 2016.

Bitso, C. 2015. Towards developing an accredited disaster management training course for LIS professionals in South Africa. Paper presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 15-21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

Bitso, C. & Raju, R. (Eds). 2015. LIS education and research in a dynamic information landscape: proceedings of the Library and Information Studies Centre 75 years commemorative conference. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries. DOI:

Silbert, P. & Bitso, C. 2015. Towards functional school libraries: supporting library assistants in under-resourced schools through a university-community-school partnership. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science. 81(1): 53-62. DOI: 10.7553/81-1-1553.

Bitso, C. 2014. Internet censorship in South Africa: a brief exposé of negative and positive trends. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science. 80(1): 43-51.

Fourie, I., Bitso, C. & Bothma, T.J.D. 2014. Methods and resources to monitor Internet censorship. Library High Tech. 34(2): 723-739.