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