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Welcome to UCT Libraries
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 11:15

You've begun your journey at UCT, but navigating the academic landscape can seem daunting. UCT Libraries is here to guide you each step of the way - from your first-year experience to postgraduate and beyond.

Health Sciences Library renovations receive rave reviews
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 - 00:00

The renovation included the creation of an all-important 24/7 study venue within the library. The resultant space, named the Impilo Junction, seats 60 students.

UCT Libraries must embrace ‘hidden gems’ in curriculum design
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 08:15

University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Libraries chief Ujala Satgoor talks to Helen Swingler about her wish list, books, a Peke called Fudge – and why the libraries’ collections are vital to curriculum transformation. Satgoor joined UCT from Rhodes University in January this year.

UNESCO Chair for ‘open education’ professor
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - 08:45

The title of UNESCO Chair in Open Education and Social Justice has been awarded to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, associate professor in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT). UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng announced Hodgkinson-Williams’s appointment during her address at the Open Education Seminar in celebration of Open Education Week on 6 March.

Collaborate @ UCT Libraries this #SALibraryWeek
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 08:15

South African Library week takes places from 18 - 24 March 2019 and this year we invite you to "collaborate @ your library". Explore spaces to connect, get savvy with your research or visit our archives.

Open data needs ethical, efficient management
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 14:00

Opening access to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) substantial body of research will foster development and empowerment, and not only personal advancement for individual researchers. But there are watchpoints, participants heard at the opening of UCT Libraries’ Open Data Day 2019 on 2 March. The presentations are available for download.

Letter reveals truth about family tragedy
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 11:00

Staffer Judy Favish travelled to Eastern Europe to trace her father’s ancestry after he was rescued from anti-Semitic pogroms and sent to South Africa as an orphan in 1920. The story has been captured in a groundbreaking documentary film. Some archival sources for the film came from the Oranjia Cape Jewish Orphanage records held at Special Collections.

UCT Open Education Week 2019
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 - 14:45

The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching in collaboration with UCT Libraries is pleased to host this year’s Open Education Week seminar at the University of Cape Town on 6 March 2019.

PressReader, thousands of newspapers and magazines. One app
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 15:00

Home to 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries across the globe, PressReader is a trusted source for local and international news on current events from top publications. Connect on any smartphone, tablet or laptop - even from home.

‘Progressive’ new water strategy for Cape Town #WaterWiseWednesdays
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 08:15

As Cape Town prepares to transition to a water-sensitive city, the new water strategy ­– now open for public comment – appears to position ordinary citizens, already well acquainted with the narrative of “Day Zero”, as key to its success.

UCT Libraries Plaza Draw Winners!
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 16:00

Congratulations to our UCT Libraries Plaza Week winners!

ICA launches SA’s first live art book
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 09:00

The University of Cape Town’s interdisciplinary Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) kicks off its 2019 programme with the launch on Saturday, 16 February, of its highly-anticipated new book, Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa.