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Daisy Selematsela

University Librarian, University of the Witwatersrand
Daisy Selematsela (PhD) is the University Librarian at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) Previously served as the Executive Director Library & Information Services at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Acting Vice Principal for Research and Innovation; Executive Director Knowledge Management Corporate at the NRF. An appointed Professor of Practice of Knowledge Management of the University of Johannesburg. Her role in academic citizenship involves serving on international Boards of Directors of, CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Science Council) of the International Science Council, Research4Life and ORCID and term ended at COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories). At national level serves on the Board of Directors of ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa), SANLiC (South African National Licensing Consortium) and serves as Chairperson of both CHELSA (Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa) the South African National Committee of CODATA through the NRF. She previously served on the Board of the National Library of South Africa, Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS) and Council of the National Archives of South Africa. She served on the Editorial Board of Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Data Science Journal (DSJ). Currently on the Editorial Board of both Global Change Research Data Publishing and Repository and Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C) Journal. Daisy is the recipient of the 2016 and 2019 Knowledge Management Leadership Award by the Global Knowledge Management Congress & Awards in association with World Education Congress; and the 1st International Conference on Knowledge and Innovation Management (ICKIM) Babcock University. As an alumnus of HERS-SA and HERS- Bryn Mawr College (Philadelphia).

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Ask a Librarian about Collections Development in an Open World


2023 | Jan 24, Kelly Denzer, Daisy Selematsela, Neil Blair Christensen, Robin N Sinn

Much time has been spent talking about access to content, but how does our new "open" world affect those whose voices are heard? How does it affect library workflows? In this "Ask the Experts" event, a panel of librarians will discuss open access as it relates to their acquisition strategies and financial responsibilities. Join us—and bring your questions—to learn how collections development is changing and how that may affect who gets published and how.