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This hairbrush can be found among the many papers in this collection. Jack Simon loved to brush his wife's long hair.
Reflections on history
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 09:45

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.

FLUX 2015 Winning Team
Students FLUX their entrepreneurship muscles
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 09:45

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

UCT Works to Add to Your Bookshelf
UCT Works to Add to Your Bookshelf
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 13:45

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.

Humanitec Digital Showcase
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 11:30

UCT Libraries is proud to present the Humanitec Digital Showcase 2011 - 2014. Curated and digitised by the Humanitec/UCT Libraries initiative, supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund. 

The Humanitec Digital showcase is part of UCT Libraries new Digital Collections website.

Masixole Feni
Ernest Cole Award Winner – 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 11:00

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”.

Electricity
31 July - 1 August: Electrical Maintenance (updated)
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 15:45

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.

Emerald: Guide to getting Published
Emerald Author Workshop
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 16:00

UCT Libraries will be hosting an Author Workshop by Emerald Group Publishing who will be sharing their Guide to Getting Published with students and faculty at UCT. The workshop will take place on Tuesday 11 August 2015.

A City Refracted
A City Refracted: Exhibition and Book Launch
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 15:45

A City Refracted is a visual journey symbolically reflecting the shifting typographies of the inner city of Johannesburg. Using an experimental style of street photography, Graeme Williams' work suggests waves of movement and migration, of promise and intrusion, inextricably tied to Egoli's spatial and social order. 

Intro to RefWorks
Savvy Researcher: Intro to RefWorks
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 13:00

Learn to use RefWorks, an online reference tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organise, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate bibliographies in the citation styles of your choice. This workshop will help you set up a RefWorks account, get information into RefWorks, create, organise and share folders, create a bibliography and use Write-n-Cite.

Ingrid Thomson shows the 100-up students around the library.
100-Up Library Visit
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 14:30

The 100-up students visited the library on Tuesday, for a tour which included a demonstrations of a number of useful skills, interesting discussions and introductions to various resources. 

Women of the Black Sash march to the Union Buildings in Pertoria to deliver petitions signed by over 100 000 women for the repeal of the Senate Bill to the Prime Minister's deputy, Mr Ben Schoeman, Minister of Transport.
60 Years of Black Sash Exhibition
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 14:00

In honour of 60 Years of the Black Sash, UCT Libraries is showcasing the Black Sash archives in Special Collections and the related holdings in UCT Libraries.

Lego construction
Building Project to Continue till End July
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 13:30

Please take note that the Building projects will continue in the Library till the end of July. This will affect the Jagger Library Level 7 and surroundings (including the Research Commons) and Immelman Level 3.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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