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.
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.
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.