Dianah Kacunguzi

Dianah Kacunguzi

Doctoral Student

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)

Master of Information Technology, University of Pretoria – South Africa (2014)

Bachelor of Library and Information science, Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda (2006)


Research focus

My research interests are in preservation of intangible cultural heritage, specifically the seeking, acquisition, and sharing of indigenous knowledge. I am particularly interested to know how varied indigenous groups acquire and transmit existing and new knowledge; understanding challenges and how choices are negotiated; as well as identifying strategies for facilitating ongoing indigenous practices and preserving existing knowledge for future generations.

Publications & Papers

Kacunguzi, D. T. (2019). Preservation of Endangered Indigenous Knowledge. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, 8(1), 61-72. Available online: http://www.qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/512 

Kacunguzi, D. T. (2016). A Comparative Analysis of Library and Information Science Master's Degree Programmes in Uganda and USA. African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science, 26(1), 85-92.

Kacunguzi, D. T., & Samuel, N. O. (2016). Assessment of Nigerian and Ugandan LIS Programs in Meeting the Demands of the Digital Age. QQML International Conference. London: ISAST.

Okello-Obura, C., Kacunguzi, D. T., & Kidaga, J. (2015). Application of information and communications technologies in business operations and access to business information by small and medium enterprises in Western Uganda. Mousaion, 33(1), 153-174.

Kacunguzi, D.T. (2014). An assessment of the enabling role of information technology in knowledge sharing and retention in academic libraries: a case study of Makerere University Library. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Pretoria, South Africa: University of Pretoria.

Kacunguzi, D.T. (2012). ABCD as a didactic tool in promoting library and information science. Unpublished paper. Antwerp, BE: University of Antwerp.