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OpenCon2017 Cape Town
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00

UCT Digital Library Services (DLS) is excited to host our 2nd OpenCon satellite event at UCT Libraries on 25 October 2017

Competition: name our institutional data repository and WIN!
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:15

Help UCT Libraries name The University of Cape Town’s new Institutional Data Repository (UCT IDR) and stand a chance to win a UCT goodie bag with items up to the value of R1000!

Prestigious fellowship winner used UCT DMPonline to apply for award
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:45

DLS is pleased to congratulate Dr. Marakalala on being awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Marakalala made use of the UCT DMPonline service, provided by DLS, to create a DMP for his application.

Figshare workshop at UCT
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:15

On Monday 3 July 2017, stakeholders from Western Cape universities gathered around the UCT Libraries' visualisation wall for a workshop about the use of Figshare for Institutions at South African universities.

RDM Jargon Busting Session
RDM Jargon Busting Sessions
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Our Digital Curation Officers hosted 2 Research Data Management (RDM) Jargon Busting sessions during March and April 2017. The sessions were aimed at Libraries staff that wanted to demystify terms and concepts related to RDM.

Library Carpentry Workshop at eRA: 5 May 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:30

The University of Cape Town Libraries, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria Libraries, will be presenting a Library Carpentry workshop at the eResearch Africa Conference, taking place at UCT during the first week of May 2017. The workshop is open to anybody who'd like to attend, but interested UCT Libraries' staff are encouraged to apply for SDTC funding in order to attend.


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RDM Workshop defining roles and responsibilities at UCT
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 13:00

A Research Data Management (RDM) Workshop was held at UCT on 25 January 2017, with the aim of defining the RDM roles and responsibilities at the university.

Digital Scholarship Workshops presented by UCT Libraries
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 15:45

UCT Libraries, in conjunction with Stanford Libraries (USA) and the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA), presents a series of Digital Scholarship Workshops that will take place at the UCT Libraries' Hlanganani Junction on the 23rd, 24th and 25th January 2017.

OpenCon 2016 satellite event hosted by UCT Libraries DLS
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 11:45

UCT Libraries Digital Library Services (DLS) collaborated with staff from University of Pretoria (UP) and North West University (NWU) to host a satellite conference in conjunction with OpenCon 2016. The Cape Town event took place in the new Hlanganani Junction, which resourcefully facilitated on-site, as well as online presentations and enabled participants to connect remotely from all over South Africa.

OpenCon2016 Cape Town
UCT Libraries to host OpenCon2016 satellite event
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:30

UCT, in conjunction with North-West University (NWU) and University of Pretoria (UP), will be hosting an OpenCon 2016 satellite event that aims to bring researchers and librarians together to begin building shared resources for making open data management and sharing easier.

Robert Jacob Gordon Journal
The Robert Jacob Gordon Transcripts Online Collection
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 14:45

UCT Digital Library Services is proud to have assisted with maintaining access to The Robert Jacob Gordon journal transcripts. This recently orphaned online archive comprises of transcriptions and translations from one of South Africa's early European explorer's journals, and was extensively used over the years by researchers worldwide. Now, it presents the latest collection to be made accessible through the UCT Libraries Digital Collections Repository.

Niklas Zimmer, manager of DLS, presenting on Digital Scholarship
Emerging Researcher Series
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:15


Digital Library Services (DLS) is proud to be presenting as part of UCT eResearch Emerging Researcher Series (ERS)