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Take a Library Tour at Parent Orientation 2020!
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 08:45

With the start of the new 2020 academic year, UCT will be opening its doors to our new undergraduate students, parents and prospective students and families. UCT Libraries will be hosting library tours for Parent Orientation on Saturday 25 January and Tuesday 28 January 2020.

JoVE Videos make science easy. Ready? Press Play
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 12:30

JoVE Video Journal is the first peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video methods journal.  JoVE Science Education is an innovative library of video collections that teach key concepts and fundamental techniques in science, medicine, and engineering.

UCT Libraries hosts delegates from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 - 16:15

UCT Libraries Executive Director, Ujala Satgoor hosted a delegation from Bahir Dar University Ethiopia, as part of their visit to UCT.

Hiddingh Hall Library Student Assistant Applications for 2020 Now Open
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 - 08:45

Hiddingh Hall Library hereby invites registered UCT students to apply for the position of Student Library Assistant.

Help save the digital world! Be part of UCT's solution
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 15:15

Its World Digital Preservation Day on the 7 November 2019 and UCT Libraries would like to invite you to join us for a lunchtime seminar on what Digital Preservation means. This year’s theme ‘At Risk Materials’ raises the question of what happens to those digital objects that we create every day and how can we keep them safe? Register Today!

Traces of the Ottoman Empire in UCT Libraries Special Collections
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 - 08:15

UCT Libraries Special Collections has launched a new exhibition of manuscripts and books in our holdings exploring traces of the Ottoman Empire in the Cape of Good Hope. The exhibition was launched at a special luncheon in the Jagger Library which aimed to commemorate and celebrate this rich untold history and its influence on the Muslim community of Cape Town.

Resolved: Problem affecting access to some external websites
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 10:15

The problem affecting access to some external websites has been resolved. TENET put a workaround in place to address the issue and all websites are once again available. ICTS engineers are, however, continuing to monitor the situation.

Resolved: Issue affecting access to Alma and Primo on campus
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 08:45

The issue affecting Alma and Primo has now been resolved and was related to the problem affecting access to other external websites as communicated by ICTS earlier today.  We will however continue to monitor the situation and response time.

10 tips for exam preparation
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 15:00

As consolidation week kicks off today, students are encouraged to ensure they are preparing for the upcoming exams in the most efficient way. Here are 10 tips to see if you are on the right track.

Prof Jaya Raju awarded full professorship, a first for Library school
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 13:00

UCT Libraries wishes to convey our congratulations to Professor Jaya Raju, awarded full professorship by the Faculty of Humanities. This is a huge achievement for the Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship and the whole Library and Information Science discipline.

Stay up-to-date on technology trends via Gartner
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 08:00

Gartner is one of the world’s leading research and advisory companies. It regularly generates thousands of research reports and regularly publishes numerous research articles covering a wide range of topics related to IT and business.

New digitisation scanner, a first in Africa
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 15:00

The transition from conservation to preservation compounds the degrading of digitised materials. The introduction of the Zeutschel ScanStudio aims to revolutionise the Libraries digital preservation efforts while making UCT Special Collections holdings accessible for academic research.