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.

Pioneering Digital Scholarship in Mexican academia
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 15:45

Dr Miriam Peña Pimentel from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) led a detailed discussion on models used in Mexico to develop a teaching program in Digital Humanities.

#NationalBookWeek UCT Libraries celebrates local authors
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 08:45

In celebration of #NationalBookWeek, UCT Libraries is showcasing a selection of books featuring authors participating in the Open Book Festival and the South African Book Fair this week.

WOAC planning a Sarah Baartman exhibition
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 - 12:30

The UCT Works of Art Committee (WOAC) will host an exhibition titled “Sarah Baartman – a Call to Respond” at the Ritchie Gallery from 20 September to 4 October. In preparation, the sculpture has been moved from its position at the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.