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Director: Open Scholarship

North-West University

Dr Tiyani T. Mabunda is the Director of Research and Open Scholarship Services at the North-West University (NWU), Library and Information Service. Prior to joining NWU, Tiyani was a Manager of E-Research and Scholarly Communication at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Moreover, he worked as a Team Leader of Circulation and Access Services, and as an Information Librarian within the UJ Library and Information Centre.

Tiyani is an advisory board member for MDPI Books and NOMSA (Network of OER and Multimodal Self-Directed Learning in Southern Africa). He holds a BA in Information Science, BA Honours in Information Studies, Master’s (MCom) degree in Business Management (specialising in Information and Knowledge Management), and a PhD in Information Management. 

His research interests centre on academic libraries, open access, scholarly communication, knowledge management and change management, and published in scholarly journals.

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