springerOn Monday 2 November 2015, Springer will be hosting an Author Workshop at UCT Libraries entitled: Publishing Scientific Research. This workshop is specifically aimed at, but not limited to, academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students in the Physics and Astronomy departments interested in publishing.

The workshop will be lead by Dr Elisabeth Mol and Dr Aldo Rampioni, who will be sharing their vast experience in publishing at Springer. (more…)

PhD Breakaway

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While the year is drawing towards a close, the journey of many a PhD student is just starting to gain momentum as they get accustomed to the way of research. Thursday 3 September saw the commencement of the annual PhD Breakaway, a collaborative program of workshops, seminars and panel discussions aimed at breaching the loneliness of the PhD journey through fostering a sense of community. Amina Adam (Research Commons Librarian) and Theresa Schoeman (Marketing Librarian) from UCT libraries were also in attendance advocating the many services that UCT libraries has to offer to postgraduate students.

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Emerald Workshop Reminder

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emerald_460_0Emerald’s Author Workshop will be taking place today,  11 August at 15:00 in The Ulwazi Training Room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer library. Topics to be covered include:

 

  • 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

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 icts-training@uct.ac.za

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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

 

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.

elsevier

The University of Cape Town Libraries will be hosting Elsevier, who will be facilitating an Author Workshop, titled: “Publishing Connect workshop”.

Workshop details:

 

Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: LISC Teaching Venue Hlanganani Level 6, Main library, UCT

 

The author workshop will include the following parts:

  1. The academic publishing industry
  2. How is UCT ranking?
  3. Publishing Ethics
  4. How to get published?
  5. Manuscript language
  6. The peer-review process
  7. Open Access Publishing
  8. Getting your paper noticed
  9. Using Scopus

Book your seat

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tedxThis event will showcase excellence and innovation in African research across a huge number of sectors  such as health, education, science, ICTs, agriculture, technology, the arts, etc. For more information, visit quicket

Starting the PhD Journey

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009UCT Libraries was well represented at this year’s PhD journey workshop with the Postgraduate Research Commons team in attendance. Hosted annually by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), the workshop aims to introduce first year PhD students to various resources available at UCT, as well as to provide a platform for students to build supportive relationships with peers. This year also saw the assembly of the Careers Service, ICTS, The Writing Centre, Doctoral Degrees Board, International Academic Programs Office (IAPO), Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office and Postgraduate Literacies.

 

 

 

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