A brief moratorium 01 November 2017 – 01 May 2018 has been placed on the acquisition and accessioning of new archival material by Special Collections. The moratorium has been agreed to by UCT Libraries Management Team and Executive Committee, to allow Special Collections to re-evaluate and refine its collections policy. Once this has been completed the findings will be presented to the Library Work Group and Exco for feedback.
“Never judge a book by its fore edge” – guest post by retired librarian Tanya Barben. Read more at Memory@UCT blog.
Introducing AtoM@UCT, the recently launched on-line gateway to the primary source collections held by UCT Libraries. AtoM stands for “AccesstoMemory”, an open source, web-based, standards compliant (ISAD-G, DACS, RAD, EAD/EAC, DC etc.) archival management system that is rapidly becoming the gold standard in open source archival description software.
UCT Libraries Special Collections has launched a valuable digital archive on the ‡Khomani San of the southern Kalahari, which is made up of much of the material gathered for their successful land claim in 1999. It includes irreplaceable audio material of the N|uu language, once thought lost.