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Notice: Repairs to Fire Shutters in Research Wing on Saturday 13 October
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 - 09:45

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.

#WaterWiseWednesdays Neil Armitage Inaugural Lecture
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 08:30

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.

Open Access Week Seminar: Designing equitable open access foundations for social justice
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 13:45

In celebration of International Open Access Week, a seminar will be held on 24 October 2018 from 13h30-15h30 in Hlanganani Junction, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Level 6. Download the Full Programme and Book your seat today.

EDUBASE - A bibliography of education for Black South Africans
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 09:45

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.

eResearch Report 2017-18 now available
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 13:45

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.

Resolved: Issue affecting Primo
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 12:00

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

Research Commons Navigator Vacancies 2019
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 14:15

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.

Unbanned books now important historical artefacts
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 15:45

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.

Dignifying Sarah Baartman
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 09:00

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.

Banned Books Exhibition
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 14:30

In acknowledgement of International Banned Books Week, we have created an exhibition showcasing materials held at UCT Libraries during Apartheid, that was banned and unbanned under the Publications Act. We invite you to register online and join us at the opening on Friday 21 September from 12h00-13h00 in the Library Foyer.

Library Buddies required for 2019
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 12:15

UCT Libraries invites applications from suitably experienced UCT students for the position of a Library Buddy (Student Assistant).

ICTS to perform emergency maintenance on 17 Sep 2018 from 12:00-14:00
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 12:00

ICTS is currently aware of a problem affecting our IT infrastructure. Our engineers need to perform emergency maintenance today (Monday, 17 September 2018) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to address this issue. Some ICT services may be affected during this time. We thank you for your patience as we conduct this necessary maintenance.