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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Portrait at Eastern beach, East London, Eastern Cape,  photograph by Daniel Morolong/ FHISER

The Other Camera, produced by Special Collections, UCT Libraries, is an exhibition celebrating and exploring the genre of vernacular photography from South Africa. 

Publication Date:
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:00
Weapons surrendered by the German army in Abercorn, then Northern Rhodesia, after General von Lettow-Vorbeck was finally tracked down and forced to surrender several weeks after the war had ended.  Photograph: BC 330 Murray Molteno Family Papers, Special Collections, UCT Libraries.

2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the world's first global conflict, the Great War, later known as World War One, which saw the rise of a new world order. Some 40 000 South Africans of all races volunteered in service of the British Empire. Altogether over two million people in Africa fought on the side of their colonisers, many being forcibly recruited.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:45
Lego construction set

The Built Environment Library (BEL) will be closed from 17h00, 19 November until the start of the first semester 2015 to accommodate the renovating of the library.   

BEL staff will be housed in Rooms 3 & 4, Knowledge Commons, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library (Main Library), and will be available Monday - Friday from 08h30-13h00 and 14h00-17h00 to deal with users’ research queries.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 15:30
Prof. Dr Barend Mons. Photo from Wikipedia.

Prof. Dr Barend Mons, author of a next generation data-publishing model, as published in Nature Genetics, The value of data, a visionary paper , Mons describes data as the chicken and the egg of scholarly communication. Most recently he was a guest speaker at the Research Data Alliance meeting in September 2014, and is recognised as co-founder of the FAIRport initiative to enable the publication and stewardship of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable (FAIR) data.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 15:45

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