The main library was a hive of activity this week as parents explored numerous study and information spaces. Parents asked questions during the library tours that uncovered an interesting perspective of their expectations of the library.
Orientation is a set of programmes designed to introduce first-year students to the different facilities and unique aspects of university life. Parents of new students are also invited to familiarise themselves with the university. Parent orientation will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019 and Monday 28 January 2019. Look our for Libraries Information stalls and Library Tours on these days.
Lack of access to reading material and textbooks are two of the main reasons that 78% of South African children in grade 3 still can’t read for meaning. And education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says fixing this national literacy crisis will take time and hard work.
UCT Libraries has acquired three archive databases which form part of NewsBank’s South African News Archive. Access is available via the Databases list. They are Sowetan 1981-2008, Sunday Times 1906-2006 and World Newspaper Archive: African Newspapers Series 2, 1835 -1925.
Bytes Document Solutions has officially taken over as UCT’s new printing vendor from 1 January 2019. New Xerox printers are currently being installed across campus in student computing labs, libraries, document centres and departments that will support the new printing solution UCT Managed Print Services (MPS).
“Set your super-power dials to ‘in service’,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng told graduands at a special graduation ceremony on Thursday, 13 December, where she was officially robed as Vice-Chancellor.
Two valuable historical datasets have been rescued thanks to a partnership between the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) DataFirst research data service, the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and Rhodes Library at Rhodes University (RU), UCT Libraries, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
The problems accessing Elsevier products has now been resolved.
The OpenUCT upgrade is taking place and therefore the website is currently down. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused.
What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate.
The Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) website is now live and with a series of videos from the Open Access Week seminar held in October. These videos document the three thematic threads of the event - open access and social justice, open access and publishing, and voices from the UCT community.
Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River could offer a viable alternative to supplementing Cape Town’s precarious water supply, three University of Cape Town (UCT) Biological Sciences students have determined in their first-ever publication.