Open Access (OA) Week is celebrated world-wide during October. Hosted annually, it raises awareness and connects with the international scholarly community to promote open access to scholarship and research. UCT is part of the international community promoting open access to scholarly literature and will be celebrating OA Week. Three events have been organised during the week of 19 October, which will be hosted by UCT Libraries, in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, Office for Postgraduate Studies and the Research Office.
On Monday 2 November 2015, Springer will be hosting an Author Workshop at UCT Libraries entitled: Publishing Scientific Research. This workshop is specifically aimed at, but not limited to, academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students in the Physics and Astronomy departments interested in publishing.
The entire library has been designated a Silent Zone from Monday 12 October until Thursday 12 November.
Group study rooms can be booked at Knowledge Commons or the Library Learning Lounge.
On Thursday 15 October, the Savvy Researcher Series will be hosting a bibliometrics workshop. This workshop will provide applicants with guidance on how to extract citation data and h-indices from Scopus and Web of Science, which are indices required to be reported in the rating application. The workshop will include setting up a Google Scholar Profile and will be presented by the UCT Bibliometrics Working Group.