Dydimus Zengenene

Areas of Research

Work Package 3 “Connectivities built by memory modalities”
PhD Project 12


Managing participatory ecologies of memory modalities (working title)


The project studies from an ego-centric perspective how people manage their participation in memory work as membership of diverse networks that constitute the personal participatory ecologies between individuals (professionals, non-professionals), collective, and institutional actors. It seeks to understand the memory modalities, and how they facilitate or restrict in each case the participation envisioned by the people. The expected results shall create new knowledge on the professional engagement in memory practices with other actors in society. It will develop a conceptual analytical framework for mapping and visualising participatory ecologies and provide a functioning proof of concept based on a set of open source libraries (e.g. snap.py, scrapy, Python API wrappers for major social media sites) that can be expanded for a source product in the future, or fully or partially, integrated to or implemented with other tools and frameworks.



Olle Sköld


Academic Qualifications

Since Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden

Joint Master in Digital Library Learning, Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway), Tallin University (Estonia)  and University of Parma (Italy)

BSc Hons in Library and Information Science, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Work Experience

Oct 2016-Sep 2018
Regional Technical Advisor for Information Communication and Knowledge Management – German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Botswana

Mar 2015-Sep 2016
Infomaster – ICT and Knowledge Management, Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), Botswana

Oct 2012-Mar 2015
Project Infomaster Regional Agricultural Information and Knowledge System, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Ghana

Research Interests

  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Virtual Communities
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Linked Open Data


ZENGENENE D., CASARASA V., MEGHINI C.: Towards a Methodology for Publishing Library Linked Data. In: Catarci T., Ferro N., Poggi A. (Eds): Bridging Between Cultural Heritage Institutions. IRCDL 2013. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 385., Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-54347- 0_10.

ZENGENENE D., ANDAY A., FRANCESE E., HUURDEMAN H. & YILMAZ M..: Information Security Issues in a Digital Library Environment: A Literature Review. Information World, 13(1), 117-137, 2012. Retrieved from http://bd.org.tr/index.php/bd/article/viewFile/53/pdf_48.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Zengenene, D.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.


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Coordination and Project Management

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.