Among the university’s special collections are numerous scientific archives: papers, notebooks, photographs and plates that document – mostly by hand – scientific endeavour and discovery in an earlier age, before computers, cameras and colour printing.
The Internet is here to help! There are a number of online tools to help with your discovery of library resources. This session is meant to help you learn to Google Scholar for library resources to your greatest advantage.
What do we stand to learn from history? For UCT curator-cum-archivist Renate Meyer, the Sankofa bird, a West African symbol, illustrates what she means when she talks about historical archive collections “talking back”.