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Extended Library Hours of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 15:45

Please note students the extended library hours of the Main Library (Chancellor Oppenheimer Library) during the upcoming examinations. This includes 3 Sundays: 28 October, 4 and 11 November. All the best with your studies!

Open Access Week Seminar: Designing equitable open access foundations for social justice
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 13:45

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will join institutions and practitioners around the world in celebrating International Open Access Week on 22–28 October 2018. Download the Full Programme and Book your seat today.

Research Commons Navigator Vacancies 2019
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 14:15

The Library invites full-time masters or doctoral students with a strong interest in research to apply for posts as Student Navigators.  Successful candidates will be required to provide fellow post-graduate students in the Research Commons with general research support, assist with IT trouble shooting, bibliographic enquiries and other activities.

Screening of "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:30

Please join us as we continue celebrating Open Access Week with the screening of the documentary Paywall: the Business of Scholarship on Thursday 25 October 2018 in Hlanganani Junction from 13h00 - 14h00. Register online

Win £100 for your research in the Open Access Week 2018 Upload Competition
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 07:45

Upload your research to ZivaHub between the 22-28 October 2018 and stand a chance to win one of three £100 prizes to further your research. Contact Digital Library Services for more information.

Notice: Repairs to Fire Shutters in Research Wing on Saturday 13 October
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:45

The two fire shutters separating The Research Wing (Jagger 5) and the Hub (Immelman 3) will have motors replaced during operating hours on Saturday 13 October 2018. The Research Wing and Research Commons will not be accessible via the Hub, but library users are encouraged to access these areas via the Terrace on Immelman 4.

#WaterWiseWednesdays Neil Armitage Inaugural Lecture
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 08:30

Professor Neil Armitage, deputy director and co-founder of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Future Water research institute, will address the question of how to turn Cape Town into a water-sensitive city when he delivers the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture on 17 October.

EDUBASE - A bibliography of education for Black South Africans
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:45

ZivaHub celebrates its first case study which explores the EDUBASE collection, a decades-long, multi-format bibliography of research on education for Black South Africans, containing content stretching from 1806 to 1992, and the process of making this collection openly available.

eResearch Report 2017-18 now available
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 13:45

As researchers grapple with growing data sets and new requirements for greater openness in the research lifecycle, the work of UCT eResearch becomes more critical for the research endeavour. The eResearch Report 2017-2018 is now available.

Resolved: Issue affecting Primo
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00

The issue affecting Primo this morning has now been resolved. UCT Libraries will continue to monitor the performance during the course of the afternoon.

Unbanned books now important historical artefacts
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:45

Books, films and publications that were once banned by the apartheid regime in South Africa will be on display until 5 October as the University of Cape Town (UCT) marks Banned Books Week.

Dignifying Sarah Baartman
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:00

One of the most important artworks in UCT’s collection, the Sarah Baartman sculpture by Willie Bester, has been exhibited alongside a sound installation featuring a poem by Diana Ferrus, images and other artwork in an exhibition entitled Sarah ‘Saartjie’ Baartman, A Call to Respond.