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The National Income Dynamics Survey releases Wave 5 of its dataset
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 11:30

The National Income Dynamics Survey (NIDS), South Africa's first national household panel survey, publishe Wave 5 of its data on DataFirst.

Help save the digital world! Be part of UCT's solution
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 15:15

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!

New digitisation scanner, a first in Africa
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 15:00

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.

Demystifying Creative Commons licences
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 12:15

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.

Open data needs ethical, efficient management
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 14:00

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.

Celebrate #OpenDataDay 2019 with Digital Library Services
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 15:45

Celebrate Open Data Day 2019 with the University of Cape Town. Digital Library Services at UCT Libraries are putting together an exciting programme on everything Open Data, including topics such as Reproducibility (Open Science), LGBTQ+ issues (Equal Development), Humanitarian Data (Data Sources), and transparent governments (Tracking Public Money Flows).

Ulrike Rivett
Using private links for supervision
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 - 08:45

Professor Ulrike Rivett, head of the iCOMMS unit in the Faculty of Commerce, encourages her students to use ZivaHub's project feature as a secure place to privately store data.


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SA Reserve Bank visits Digital Library Services for benchmarking exercise
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 09:45

The South African Reserve Bank visited the Digital Library Services division of UCT Libraries for a benchmarking exercise on 11 October 2018.

Opening up access to knowledge
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 09:00

The University of Cape Town (UCT) joined institutions around the world in celebrating Open Access Week, which focuses on promoting open knowledge sharing, from 22 to 28 October.

Screening of "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 10:30

Missed our screening of Paywall: the Business of Scholarship? Watch it online now or Click here for a free download.

Win £100 for your research in the Open Access Week 2018 Upload Competition
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 - 07:45

Upload your research to ZivaHub between the 22-28 October 2018 and stand a chance to win one of three £100 prizes to further your research. Contact Digital Library Services for more information.

EDUBASE - A bibliography on education for Black South Africans
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 10:00

EDUBASE - a 9000 item bibliography of scholarship and resources related to education for Black South Africans - made available through ZivaHub.