As part of the launch of Ibali: Digital Collections UCT, DLS is running monthly workshop sessions on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 pm. Each session will look at a different functionality or collection in the system. This will give participants an opportunity to get familiar with using the new Ibali platform (powered by Omeka S) to view and build showcase sites for their collections.
We’ll be presenting the many benefits of different kinds of open data. For the 11th year running, groups from around the world are creating local events where you can learn about open data and its uses. The goal of Open Data Day is to encourage adoption of relevant policies and practices in government, business and civil society.
For the first semester of 2021, the Digital Library Services (DLS) department of UCT Libraries will be live streaming our Digital Scholar Series. Presenters from DLS will showcase some of the practices and tools available to enhance your research skills through Digital Scholarship, with a particular focus on managing your research data efficiently .
As part of UCT Libraries’ virtual library service offering, Digital Library Services is migrating its Lunchtime Lecture presentation series online. Presentations on Research Data Management, Digital Scholarship and Digital tools can be found on UCT Research Data Services.
Despite the current challenges we are all facing around the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Digital Library Services is committed to providing the UCT community with continued support for the full suite of RDS online.
Celebrate Open Data Day with UCT Libraries and various guest speakers talking about Open Data! Book your spot for Friday 6th of March 2020, between 8:30 to 13:00 at theLibrary Learning Lounge, Snape Building.
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.
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.
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).
“Set your super-power dials to ‘in service’,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng told graduands at a special graduation ceremony on Thursday, 13 December, where she was officially robed as Vice-Chancellor. She has been serving in the post since 1 July this year.