UCT Libraries will be operating on Vacation Hours from 26 November - 23 December 2016. The Hlanganani 24/7 study space will be available for use during this time and will close at 17h00 on 23 December 2016.
UCT Libraries, in collaboration with SPARC Africa, SPARC USA, the National Research Foundation and LIASA, will be hosting an Open Access Symposium in Cape Town from 4 to 9 December 2016. The Symposium will bring together a range of international experts who will share their research, experience and expertise on the theme, Empowerment through open scholarship: transcending boundaries.
UCT’s Open Access Policy has been revised, with amendments approved by the Board for Graduate Studies and the University Research Committee. The amendments occur in Section 5.3: Students Theses and Dissertations.
All research findings should be in the public domain; that is, all of UCT’s theses and dissertations should be available in the OpenUCT repository. There are, however, exceptions to this default position. Dissertations or research reports that earn less than sixty credits, or research reports submitted for professional master’s degrees, are not uploaded to OpenUCT. There is also the option to delay public access to theses and dissertations in OpenUCT. However, in these cases, the metadata and abstracts of the theses and dissertations will be available through open access immediately after the conferment of the degree.