Richard Higgs


Room 5.03, Level 5, The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library/Hlanganani


BA Hons (Wits)
Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes (UPV Montpellier III, France)
Masters in Creative Writing (UCT)

Research interests:

Digital Curation; Records Management; Knowledge Management; Enterprise Content Management; Information Governance; Information Theory and Epistemology; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Business Process Management; Digital Divide; Human-Computer Interaction; Curriculum planning and development; ICT4D; Feminism and development infonomics in the Digital Age; Content Architecture.

Research publications:

Kapepiso, F. & Higgs, R. 2020. Tracing the curation of Indigenous knowledge in a biopiracy case. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

De la Porte, B. & Higgs, R. 2019. Challenges in digitisation of cultural heritage material in the Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Information Management. 21(1)

Schäfer, S., Higgs, R. 2019. Perceptions and experiences of a digital visionary environment: digital curation and the Owl House. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts. 14(2):1-15. DOI

Nyahodza, L & Higgs, R. 2017. Towards bridging the digital divide in post-apartheid South Africa: a case of a historically disadvantaged university in Cape Town. South African journal of libraries and information science. 83 (1).

Kahn, M., Higgs, R., Davidson, J. Jones, S. 2014.  Research Data Management in South Africa: how we shape up . Australian Academic & Research Libraries. 45(4): 296-308.