IBM SPSS free introductory workshop

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downloadDo you work with statistics  or have to analyse data on a regular basis? If so, then this free introductory SPSS workshop is for you. SPSS is a powerful data analysis package offered by UCT to all students and staff, that also offers data management and data documentation.

The course will take place on Friday, 31 July 2015

Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Wolfson lab 1, level 7, Health Sciences Library, Medical Campus

Course: 3358 (on ICTS training calendar)

Book your seat today by going to the ICTS website training course booking form or by emailing ICTS on


Emerald: Guide to getting published

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UCT Libraries will be hosting an Author Workshop by Emerald Group Publishing who will be sharing downloadtheir guide to getting published with students and faculty at UCT. The workshop will provide participants with information on:

  • How to get started
  • How to target your work more effectively
  • The essentials of a research paper
  • What editors and reviewers actually look for
  • How to peer-review your own work
  • The secrets of revision


When: 11 August 2015

Where: Ulwazi Training Room, level 4, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Book your seat


libby EatonWith the semester back into full swing, the Writing Centre will once again take up their postgraduate consulting in the Research Commons on Tuesday 21 July 2015 and continue for the rest of the semester. Writing Centre consultant Libby Eaton will be availing herself to students in the Research Commons Seminar Room weekly, on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 13:30. See their brochure below for the online booking procedure.

Writing Centre Brochure

Covering various topics that feed into the research cycle, from academic writing to literature reviews, and bibliometrics, the Savvy workshops are essential in supporting research at all levels. The Savvy Researcher Workshop Series will be starting on Thursday 23 July and take place every Thursday for the rest of the semester. For more information on individual sessions and booking procedures, see the programme below:

23 July: Academic Writing Skills for Postgraduates;  book your seat

30 July: An Introduction to RefWorks; book your seat

06 August: Techniques for doing Smart Literature Searching; book your seat

13 August: Data Management for Postgraduate Students; book your seat

20 August: IP Information for Postgraduate Students; book your seat

27 August: What is a Literature Review; book your seat

10 September: An Introduction to EndNote for Windows users; book your seat

17 September: An Introduction to EndNote for Mac users; book your seat

01 October: Funding for your Postgraduate Studies; book your seat

08 October: Navigating Research Ethics: Plotting a Researcher’s Course; book your seat

15 October: Bibliometrics; book your seat

download (1)As librarians from around the world descend  on Cape Town in August 2015, the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries standing committee will be hosting a satellite conference entitled, The quest for deeper meaning of research support. Through exploring the new and changing roles of the modern library, the conference highlights the library’s changing role in supporting research at all levels.

What do these new roles mean to you? Have a look at the IFLA ARL conrefence’s website to view the programme and for more information. The proceedings will be available on the Open UCT repository, further information to follow.


The University of Cape Town Libraries hosted Elsevier last week, who facilitated an Author Workshop entitled Publishing Connect. The workshop covered various aspects of the scholarly publishing process including the peer-review process, Open Access publishing, getting your paper noticed among others. If you were unable to attend the workshop, and are planning to publish your research, make sure that you have a look at the Presentation.