5 ICAHIS 2005
Maintained by
Antoinette Lourens
5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists
University of Pretoria , Onderstepoort,

4 - 7 July 2005

Running wild , running free :
Capturing, harnessing and disseminating knowledge flows in support of animal health

The 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (5ICAHIS) will bring Information Specialists from both developed and developing countries together to share knowledge and expertise in the critical animal health information field.

As digital libraries become a reality and Internet sources proliferate the role of the Information Specialist has become more crucial in the effective access of relevant information. How libraries are trying to harness electronic/digital data will be a major theme of papers – as it was at the 4th conference in Budapest in 2003.

The Information Specialist has always been a facilitator in helping clients to understand their information needs, but in this era where Knowledge Management is taking centre-stage, their facilitating role is even more dynamic. It encompasses the difficult area of tacit knowledge where much can be done by the Information Specialist in helping clients to share and create new knowledge.

This conference will also look at the way the role of the Information Specialist is being redefined or reshaped by new forces in the clients’ information environment.

Postal address : Academic Information Service (Library)
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X04
0110 Onderstepoort
Tel :
Fax :
+27 12 529-8007/8/9
+27 12 529-8302
Organising committee : Erica van der Westhuizen , Tertia Coetsee , Sanah Mphaga , Antoinette Lourens