School of Social Sciences

Francis Garaba

garaba@ukzn.ac.za

033-260-5321

  • Details

  • Position Senior Lecturer
  • Discipline Information Studies
  • CampusPietermaritzburg Campus
  • Office AddressOffice 318, New Arts Building

Degrees held

  • BA Hons, University of Zimbabwe
  • MIS, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
  • PhD (UKZN)

Research Interests

  • Records and archives management in national liberation movements, schools and colleges, churches and sports associations.

Teaching Interests

  • Records and archives management, information management and Librarianship.

Selected

Publications

  • Garaba, F. 2016. User perceptions about archives at the Lutheran Theological Institute Library, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. 26 (1):73-84.
  • Garaba, F. 2015. Dodos in the archives: rebranding the archival profession to meet the challenges of the 21st century within ESARBICA. Archives and Records: the Journal of the Archives and Records Association 36 (2):216-225.
  • Garaba, F. 2015. Disembodied archives: the disconnectedness of records and archives management practices within the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Libraries, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Verbum et Ecclesia 36 (1), Art. #1357, 1-20.
  • Garaba, F. 2015. Tabernacles of memory revisited: an assessment of the oral history projects in institutional repositories in the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Libraries (PCTL), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Information Development 32 (5): 1387-1401.
  • Garaba, F. 2014. Preparing collections for digitization: the case of religious archives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Verbum et Ecclesia 35 (1) Art.# 1319:1-5.
  • Garaba, F. 2014. Religious archives in the East and Southern Africa Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA): their importance and the need for a national framework. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 33:45-56.
  • Garaba, F. and Zaverdinos, A. 2014. The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in South Africa: an introduction to its archival resources held at the Lutheran Theological Institute (LTI) Library, and the challenges facing this archive (Part 1 & 2). Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Missiology 42 (1-2):5-28 & 29-37.
  • Garaba,F. 2014. From obscurity to frontline: striving for transformation for archives and the archival profession from an advocacy perspective for the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Libraries (PCTL) in South Africa. ATLANTI: review for modern archival theory and practice 24 (1):259-263.
  • Garaba, F. 2013. Capturing the broad spectrum of human experience: some suggestions on the adoption of the hybrid model as an appraisal methodology. ATLANTI: review for modern archival theory and practice 23 (1):185-193.
  • Garaba, F. 2013. Collection stewardship constrained by resources: the management of religious archives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal region. Verbum et Ecclesia 34 (1) Art. # 788:1-11.
  • Garaba, F. 2013. The FIFA goals landmark controversy: a case for records keeping in international sports management. ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 32:76-79.
  • Garaba, F. 2012. Availing the liberation struggle heritage to the public: some reflections on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in archives within ESARBICA. Information Development 28 (1): 22-31.
  • Garaba, F. 2012. The incunabula of African intellectualism and civilization: some reflections on the preservation of the Timbuktu manuscripts. Journal of the South African Society of Archivists 45: 95-102.
  • Garaba, F. 2012. Towards public domain management of liberation struggle heritage records in Eastern and Southern Africa. African Journal of Libraries, Archives and Information Science 22 (2):133-142.
  • Garaba, F., Stilwell, C. and Ngulube, P. 2011. The microfilm of the new millennium: the digitization of the liberation struggle heritage in east and southern Africa. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa 42: 33-53.
  • Garaba, F. An endangered resource: the preservation of liberation struggle archives in east and southern Africa. Africa Research & Documentation 15: 25-36.
  • Garaba, F. 2011. Provenance, identification, restitution and management of the liberation struggle heritage in the ESARBICA region. Journal of the South African Society of Archivists 44: 26-42.
  • Garaba, F. and Ngulube, P. 2010. Moving with the times in search of permanence: the digitization of “liberation struggle” archives in southern Africa. Historia 55 (2):163 -181.
  • Garaba, F. and Ngulube, P. 2008. A framework for an investigation into the management of former national liberation movements’ records and archives by national and private archival institutions in eastern and southern Africa. ESARBICA Journal 27:147-17.
  • Garaba, F. 2007. The state of archival appraisal practices in the ESARBICA region. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 17 (1):59-63.
  • Garaba, F. 2012. From condemnation to best practices in archival theory and practice worldwide: the Brisbane ICA 2012 Conference in retrospect. ICA Newsletter Flash 25: 1-25.

Conference Presentations

  • Lutheran theological education in an ecumenical and multicultural setting: public use of archives and perceptions at the Lutheran Theological Institution (LTI) Library, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Paper presented at the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) “IIAS”, 26th IIAS conference, 24 – 25 October 2016.
  • The Timbuktu manuscripts: a model for preservation in 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.
  • From obscurity to frontline: striving for transformation for archives and the archival profession from an advocacy perspective for the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Libraries (PCTL) South Africa. Paper presented at the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) “IIAS”, 24th IIAS conference, 20-21 October 2014 in Trieste, Italy.
  • Collection stewardship constrained by resources: the management of religious archives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal region. Paper presented at the seventh annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management (KARM) conference, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 6-7 November, 2014.
  • The microfilm of the new millennium: the digitization of the liberation struggle heritage in east and southern Africa. Paper presented at the seventh annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management (KARM) conference, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 6-7 November, 2014.
  • Dodos in the archives: rebranding the archival profession to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Paper presented at the Archives and Records Association (ARA) Annual Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 27-29 August 2014.
  • Public programming in the archival repositories of the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Libraries (PCTL), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Paper presented at the archival conference on public programming, outreach and advocacy Mpumalanga, 9–11 July 2014.
  • Capturing the broad spectrum of human experience: some suggestions on the adoption of the hybrid model as an appraisal methodology. Paper presented at the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) “IIAS”, 23rd IIAS conference, 21st – 23/24th October 2013 in Trieste, Italy.
  • The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in South Africa: an introduction to its archival resources held at the Lutheran Theological Institute (LTI) Library, and the challenges facing this archive. Paper presented at the Archival conference on archives and records management continuity in Sub Saharan Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban, Howard College, 10-12 July 2013.
  • The use of Web 2.0 technologies in archives within the East and Southern Africa regional branch of ICA. Paper presented at the International Council on Archives (ICA) Conference in Brisbane, Australia, August 20-24, 2012. Co-organized by the National Archives of Australia and the International Council on Archives (ICA).
  • The digital revolution and its implications on liberation struggle archives within ESARBICA. Paper presented at the Archives of Post-Independent Africa and its Diaspora Conference in Dakar, Senegal, June 20-23, 2012. Co-organized by CODESRIA (based in Dakar), the African Studies Centre, Leiden (The Netherlands), and the University of California African Studies Multi-campus Research Group.
  • Archives and their relationship to digital archives: the case of former national liberation struggle archives in east and southern Africa. Paper presented at the SANPAD pre-proposal workshop on the digital archive and South African heritage, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 10-11 February 2010.
  • Digitizing liberation struggle archives: the case of former national liberation movements’ records in east and southern Africa. Paper presented at the XX Bi-Annual East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference on “Documentary Heritage Management in the Digital Age: Beauty and the Beast”, Namibia, National Archives of Namibia (Windhoek), 1- 3 July 2009.
  • Records and archives management by national and private archival institutions: the case of former national liberation movements’ records in east and Southern Africa. Paper presented at the First Department of Information Science Archives Conference, UNISA, Pretoria, 4-5 September 2008.
  • Archiving for posterity – archival appraisal and its implications in safeguarding the national heritage in member states of the east and southern Africa regional branch of the international council on archives (ESARBICA). Paper presented at the XIX Bi-Annual East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference on ‘Empowering Society with Information: The Role of Archives and Records as Tools of Accountability”, Tanzania, Tanzania National Archives (Dar es Salaam), 18-22 June 2007.

Lectures Presented

  • Pockets of excellence and mediocrity: the state of archives in South Africa, 1994 -2016. Lecture presented at the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) “IIAS”, 26th IIAS conference, 27 October 2016.

Awards and Honors

  • Canon Collins Scholar 2004-2009