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2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW | VICE-CHANCELLOR’S OVERVIEW
assists prospective master’s and
PhD students with identifying and
confirming the viability of their
research topics and identifying
funding sources. The service will
directly contribute to the university’s
goal of growing its senior
postgraduate cohort.
The university’s open access
repository, OpenUCT, has been
redesigned to capture the
institution’s scholarly output
to ensure greater visibility and
discoverability. The new design
of the institutional repository will
position UCT to ensure that its
scholarly dissemination is available
for sharing and users can build on
its knowledge published.
research spectrum ranging from
short assignments to in-depth
PhD research.
UCT Libraries has taken the lead
with its ‘library as a publisher’ service,
distinguishing it from any other
academic library on the continent
and in the world. The development of
interactive open textbooks addresses
the spiralling cost of textbooks while
facilitating different learning styles.
2018 saw the publication of Atlas of
Paediatric HIV Infection and Building
Strong LIS Education: A Call to Global
and Local Action – An IFLA BSLISE
Working Group White Paper.
Another innovative service
introduced by UCT Libraries is
Research Landscape Analysis, which
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