Research Data Management (RDM)


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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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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Friday, 18 August 2017
Robert Jacob Gordon Journal
The Robert Jacob Gordon Transcripts Online Collection

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.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 14:45
Niklas Zimmer, manager of DLS, presenting on Digital Scholarship
Emerging Researcher Series


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

Publication Date:
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:15
Digital Scholarship Workshops hosted by UCT Libraries

UCT Libraries, in conjunction with UCT e-Research Centre, Oxford University and University of Hertfordshire, is excited to host a Digital Scholarship workshop series from 27th-30th June 2016.  Along with local colleagues and projects, we will be joined by two leading international Digital Scholarship experts, Adam Crymble and Pip Willcox.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 15:30
Bolus Herbarium collection
Bolus Herbarium collection

+/- 2000 taxonomical paintings and drawings scanned.

A collection of approximately 2000 delicate, precise and vividly coloured taxonomical botanical paintings and drawings illustrating a hugely diverse family of succulent plants that are endemic to Southern Africa made by Mary Page and Beatrice Carter in the early 1900s.

Publication Date:
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 15:45