The role of the library is to provide support in the researcher’s application for an NRF rating which includes providing bibliometric and other relevant assistance in support of the application.The document attached outlines the support available from UCT Libraries to assist with NRF rating applications.
Emergency measures for copyright clearance during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 emergency, academic departments are having to adapt their teaching plans, some using work-arounds such as loading a limited number of scanned PDFs, of only key chapters of books, on Vula, as needed. Copyright fees are arranged through the Publishers Liaison Office at UCT.
To aid in this, the Publishers Liaison Office has been able to adopt some very helpful emergency measures to help with the lockdown.
Third party links are not zero-rate. If the zero-rated site has a link to another website unfortunately it won’t be zero-rated.
Monday, 30 March 2020
Appeal for print newspapers for Special Collections
We need your Help!
UCT Libraries Special Collections want to keep their collections of print newspapers (local, national and community) as complete as possible during the COVID-19 lockdown. Our normal routes of acquisition are closed and uncertain whether publishers will be able to supply back copies.
Our appeal to the University community
Keep any print newspapers that have been delivered/purchased and donate them to Special Collections upon your return to campus.
The Cape Times, The Argus, The Weekend Argus, Mail & Guardian, The Voice, The Sun, Business Day, all the weekend papers and community newspapers.
Thanking you in advance
Principal Librarian: Published Collections
UCT Libraries: Special Collections email@example.com
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
UCT Libraries closed from Wed 18 March 2020
Dear staff and students
A decision has been taken to closed UCT Libraries to the public with effect 18 March 2020. We are devising a plan on how best the service may continue and support you and your needs in the coming weeks.
Please monitor the Libraries website and follow our social media channels for further updates.