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Hlanaganani Level 6 will open at 10h00 on Wednesday 20 Jan to accommodate a general staff meeting.
The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library and the Special Collection Library will be closed on Saturday 22 July. The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be closed until Monday 24 July 2017. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library will operate on Vacation hours from Monday 17 July to Saturday 12 August 2017. The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open when the library is closed.
Monday to Friday: 08h30 to 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 - 12h30
The Library Learning Lounge will be closed for the Vacation from 17 July to 11 August 2017 and will re-open on Monday 14 August. Please use the facilities in the main library during this time.
Immelman level 4 will be closed for renovations and will reopen on Monday 14 August 2017. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Applications for the two year MPhil degree in Development Policy and Practice are now open. The Master’s degree is a pioneering two-year part-time course, designed specifically for senior officials across Africa, focussing on strategic leadership for policy reform and implementation.
Introducing AtoM@UCT, the recently launched on-line gateway to the primary source collections held by UCT Libraries. AtoM stands for “AccesstoMemory”, an open source, web-based, standards compliant (ISAD-G, DACS, RAD, EAD/EAC, DC etc.) archival management system that is rapidly becoming the gold standard in open source archival description software.
UCT’s Open Access Policy has been revised, with amendments approved by the Board for Graduate Studies and the University Research Committee. The amendments occur in Section 5.3: Students Theses and Dissertations.
All research findings should be in the public domain; that is, all of UCT’s theses and dissertations should be available in the OpenUCT repository. There are, however, exceptions to this default position. Dissertations or research reports that earn less than sixty credits, or research reports submitted for professional master’s degrees, are not uploaded to OpenUCT. There is also the option to delay public access to theses and dissertations in OpenUCT. However, in these cases, the metadata and abstracts of the theses and dissertations will be available through open access immediately after the conferment of the degree.
UCT Libraries Special Collections has launched a valuable digital archive on the ‡Khomani San of the southern Kalahari, which is made up of much of the material gathered for their successful land claim in 1999. It includes irreplaceable audio material of the N|uu language, once thought lost.
Hlanganani level 6 will open at 9:30 on Friday 11 March 2016.Please make use of other areas of the library. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We would like to remind our users to carry your UCT ID card with you at all times. All library patrons are required to carry their UCT ID cards as the Libraries' regulations might require you to present it. Please help us to ensure our Libraries are used in a responsible manner.