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Digital Scholarship Workshop 2016

Digital scholarship presents an affordable and open model for scholarly communication.

Digital media is a credible, professional, and legitimate means of research.

The use of digital collections within the UCT Libraries' Special Collections enhances research, teaching, and learning, specifically in the digital humanities.


DLS endeavour to support digital scholarship by:

  • providing digitisation and Research Data Management (RDM) services

  • increasing research output by supporting eResearch

  • supporting data management and data sharing

  • educating the research community about digital scholarship

  • training staff and students to use the infrastructure provided by UCT Libraries

  • integrating UCT Libraries’ digital tools and systems with regional and national infrastructure.

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Image: Renate Meyer, Head of Special Collections at UCT Libraries, introduces guest speaker, Pip Willcox, Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries, during a series of digital scholarship workshops hosted at UCT Libraries in June 2016.