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Research Data Management (RDM)

Data

Our RDM services assist researchers with organising, managing, and curating their research data to facilitate its preservation and access for present and future use.

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Digitisation

Our Digitisation Unit offers digitisation, project management, curation, and preservation services for a wide variety of materials to enable and support preservation and access to digital collections.

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News

Monday, 9 December 2019
Help save the digital world! Be part of UCT's solution

Its World Digital Preservation Day on the 7 November 2019 and UCT Libraries would like to invite you to join us for a lunchtime seminar on what Digital Preservation means. This year’s theme ‘At Risk Materials’ raises the question of what happens to those digital objects that we create every day and how can we keep them safe? Register Today!

Publication Date:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 15:15
New digitisation scanner, a first in Africa

The transition from conservation to preservation compounds the degrading of digitised materials. The introduction of the Zeutschel ScanStudio aims to revolutionise the Libraries digital preservation efforts while making UCT Special Collections holdings accessible for academic research.

Publication Date:
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 15:00
Demystifying Creative Commons licences

An eagerly awaiting crowd from various UCT faculties and departments attended a Creative Commons (CC) seminar at Hlanganani Junction on 12 August 2019. The session unpacked the CC and it's six licences, best practices and much more.

Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 12:15
Open data needs ethical, efficient management

Opening access to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) substantial body of research will foster development and empowerment, and not only personal advancement for individual researchers. But there are watchpoints, participants heard at the opening of UCT Libraries’ Open Data Day 2019 on 2 March. The presentations are available for download.

Publication Date:
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 14:00

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