Open Access Week

October 25 -31, 2021 | Everywhere

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UCT Open Access Week Resources Now Available

Open access has been showed by numerous studies to increase citation to scholars’ work of all kinds. The online environment also means that new forms of impact can be measured and in new ways. Alternative metrics (ALTmetrics) provide a new approach to analysing impact beyond that of tradition citations, considering other indicators such as downloads and references in social media. The internet has shrunk the world and allows scholars to connect and collaborate across the globe in real time.…


Posted on October 30, 2012 at 6:13am

Open Access Week at UCT 2012

Next week is International Open Access Week and UCT will be joining the celebration by hosting a range of events related to open access in order to engage academics and students.

All events will take place in the CHED Boardroom, Hlanganani Building Level 6, Upper Campus
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Demystifying Open…

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:32am

Open Access Week at UCT Wrap Up

The infographic below sums up the activities that took place at UCT during Open Access Week. Thank you to everyone who made it a success!


Posted on November 3, 2011 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

University of Cape Town - Open Access Week


The University of Cape Town (UCT) will be joining the celebration for Open Access Week and are hosting a range of events involving academics and students. This year sees collaborations, joint support and partnerships across departments such as UCT libraries, OpenUCT, OpenContent, Scholarly Communications in Africa Programme and our Research Contract and IP office.





Posted on October 18, 2011 at 2:03am

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