Johannes Britz

  • Professor, School of Information Studies


  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Pretoria
  • B.BIBL, Information Science, University of Pretoria
  • B.BIBL (Honors), Information Science, University of Pretoria
  • B.D., Theology and Ethics, University of Pretoria
  • D.D., Information Science and Theology, University of Pretoria
  • DPhil, Information Science, University of Pretoria


Johannes Britz holds two doctoral degrees from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He obtained his first doctoral degree (Doctor Divinitatis) in Christian Philosophy and Ethics and the second (Doctor Philosophia,) in Information Science. He is currently serving as Provost at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA and Professor Extraordinary at the School of Information Technology at the University of Pretoria. He is also visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) where he has lectured on Information Ethics since 1994. Dr. Britz is co-editor of the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) and serves on the editorial board of the Library and Information Science Research Journal of the University of Bucharest. He is a member of the advisory board of the South Africa Journal of Library and Information Science.

Courses Taught

622 Information Marketing

Sample Publications

Ackerman, M & Britz, J.J. (2006). Information, Ethics and the law. Van Schaik: Pretoria

Britz, J.J. (2007) The internet: the missing link between the information rich and the information poor? In: R. Capurro, J. Frühbauer, and T. Hausmanninger (eds.)Localizing the Internet: Ethical Issues in Intercultural Perspective.: Schriftenreihe des ICIE Vol. 4, Munich: Fink Verlag.

Ocholla, D., Onyancha, B. & Britz, J.J. (2009). Can Information Ethics be conceptualized by using the core/periphery model? Proceedings of the Annual Conference on the World Wide Web Applications. Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Web based publication.

Rowe, J. & Britz, J.J (2009) Strategies for success: a framework for the development of a marketing plan for information services. Mousaion 28 (2): 36-50.

Britz, J.J. (2009) Open Access: Challenges and Barriers to African scholars.Inkanyiso 1 (1): 22-27.