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  • Exploring architectural archives in recovery
    Compiled by Michal Singer with contributions from Isaac Ntabankulu (UCT Libraries) and Theophile de Bonnaventure (Memorist South Africa) For decades, large and unwieldy drawings and plans have made physical – and digital – access elusive and risk damage to the materials. In 1993, Jill Gribble, former archivist in the Manuscripts […]
  • The Satgar-Williams Special Collection at UCT Library
    by Vishwas Satgar and Michelle Williams Vishwas Satgar is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Michelle Williams is a Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Vishwas Satgar and Michelle Williams donating books to UCT The books that make up […]
  • Celebrating UCT’s Librarians
    by Auliya Badrudeen Auliya Badrudeen is a Principal Library Assistant at UCT Libraries Beginnings. Difficult little buggers, aren’t they? Beginnings put you face to face with the very arduous task of knowing where you’re going. And I know that for many, myself included, knowing where you’re going strays a little […]
  • Digitising the AV Archive
    The fire was a devastating tragedy that resulted in a massive loss of unique local material. The Audiovisual Archive (AVA) used to live in the basement, so it escaped the flames. I was concerned about water damage, but for some reason it hadn’t occurred to me that most buildings aim […]
  • Video Restoration Television (VRTV) Audio-Visual Project at UCT
    By Susan Harris Susan Harris is a Director at VRTV, Bladeworks post production facilities for TV, digital, advertising and film projects and campaigns VRTV are thrilled to be involved with the restoration and digitisation of the audio-visual material that was salvaged from the Jagger Library in April 2021, as well […]