UCT Libraries has been invited to join the Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC).
From January 2016, UCT Libraries has decided to go cashless, and the reasons are three-fold:
to reduce the costs of handling cash across all the libraries (money will be saved on cash collection fees, bank charges and staff resources); to reduce the infrastructure requirements for cash handling and storage and; to reduce the potential physical risk to staff and students.
The move to a cashless environment will make our financial operations more efficient and cost effective.
From 27 November 2015 - 12 February 2016 we will be carrying out major renovation work in the area next to the Research Commons and postgraduate areas of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.
During this time noise and disruption will make studying in these areas difficult so we would encourage you to find an alternative space in the library.
The Library Learning Lounge will be closed from Friday 20 November 2015 until 15 February 2016. Students are invited to use the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library. Group study rooms can be booked in the Knowledge Commons.
On Monday 2 November 2015, Springer will be hosting an Author Workshop at UCT Libraries entitled: Publishing Scientific Research. This workshop is specifically aimed at, but not limited to, academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students in the Physics and Astronomy departments interested in publishing.
History not only tells us where we come from, it also contains valuable lessons. Thus, the process of preserving history through the archive is vitally important. Recognising this, UCT recently launched Humanitec, which saw the digitisation of more than 14 000 objects from the 14 archival collections housed at UCT Libraries. Here is a snapshot of what is available through Humanitec, and in some of these collections.
Strategies for effective entrepreneurship was the name of the game at UCT's recent FLUX business challenge that took place at the UCT Library Learning Lounge.
by Natalie Kammies
With topics ranging from musical instruments of indigenous people to executive salaries and constitutional law, have a look at our list of recent publications from within the UCT community.
Masixole Feni is this year’s winner of the Ernest Cole Award for his project – A Drain on Our Dignity. Feni, an activist photographer who also works for GroundUp documenting social issues, won the award for focusing his camera on the lack of service delivery and the life of the marginalised. As he says, “I live at the back of an RDP house in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. I experience issues like poor sanitation, access to clean water and the flooding first hand”.
Due to an urgent need to conduct maintenance to the Upper Campus electrical substation the Library will not have access to electricity and will be closed from 17h00 Friday 31 July - 08h00 Monday 3 August, but there will be no electricity from 16h00.
Hlanganani 24/7 will be open from 09h00 Saturday 1 August, but will be without electricity until 18h00, and will then remain open as usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.