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- ItemOpen AccessThe 2000 year old computer: the antikythera mechanism(2014-09-29) Wolfe, DavidIn 1900 the first ancient marine wreck was discovered in the Mediterranean. It took a century to understand that the most interesting and unique find was a series of small bronze barnacle encrusted fragments. When investigated with sophisticated technology, they turned out to be from an analogue mechanical computer, built about 70 BCE and capable of predicting planetary positions and eclipses of the Sun and the Moon both in the past and the future. Its sophistication is centuries earlier than any mechanism that even began to emulate such a device. How did it work and who could have designed and built it? This double lecture will offer answers to these absorbing questions.
- ItemRestricted2017 Humanities Reference Guide for first year students(2017-02-02) Hunma, AditiThe Humanities Reference Guide shares the principles of referencing, and provides an overview of four different styles used across the eighteen Humanities departments, with practical examples. The styles are Harvard, Chicago, APA and MLA. The guide also shares tips on how to manage sources and voices in one's writing, and contains a FAQ section addressing possible queries students may have. This is an old version of the guide, the new up-to-date version is available at: https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/26909.
- ItemOpen Access2018 Humanities Reference Guide(Humanities Faculty, University of Cape Town, 2018-01-23) Hunma, AditiThe Humanities Reference Guide shares the principles of referencing, and provides an overview of four different styles used across the eighteen Humanities departments, with practical examples. The styles are Harvard, Chicago, APA and MLA. The guide also shares tips on how to manage sources and voices in one's writing, and contains a FAQ section addressing possible queries students may have. The 2018 version has updated the Chicago Reference Style guidelines as per the 17 edition of the Chicago manual. It also contains guidelines on how to reference MOOCs under the FAQ section. Older version is available at: http://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/24031.
- ItemOpen AccessThe 3 faces of Mali(2012) Wain, AnthonyA story of Mali in three (short) parts, its people and special places. This lecture was delivered by landscape architect Anthony Wain for the Friends of the South African Museum. This lecture will be of interest to landscape architects, social anthropologists and others interested in the social and natural history and present life of Mali.
- ItemOpen Access4 Charakterstücke, Op. 3 for clarinet and piano(2013) Verhey, Th. H. HUCT has typeset the clarinet part, since IMSLP has only the piano part and the viola part. However, the title lists clarinet first, i.e. "for clarinet or viola", so it seems clarinet was the primary choice. The piano part is available on IMSLP. Romantic literature in the same vein as Schumann's and Gade's Fantasiestucke, and perhaps in between the two in terms of difficulty, i.e. easier than Schumann (particularly his second and third movements), but more difficult than Gade's.
- ItemOpen AccessA01 The Esophagus - Embryology(2014-09-12) Klopper, JuanThis video is the first in a series of surgical study videos focusing on managing acute care surgical conditions. This particular video focuses on the embryology of the oesophagus. This resource is useful for junior medical students who are developing their anatomical knowledge.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademic literacy workshops: a handbook for students and instructors(2012) Hurst, EllenThis workbook contains the material for a series of short supporting sessions on writing and research skills for students at University. These skills include finding materials, academic and critocal reading, writing good literature reviews, and referencing. Most of the material should be useful for all levels of student, from undergraduate to postgraduate. Each session, if run as a workshop, will last approximately 45 mins to 1 hour. Instructors can walk through the material with their students, or create powerpoint slides and use the material as a presentation.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademic spring – open access policies take the world by storm(2012-04) Gray, EveIf we really want to emulate the best practices of global scholarly publishing it is now very clear that open access publishing is something that we have to embrace. This is doubly good news, because open access offers African researchers, their universities and governments the opportunity to overcome the barriers that face dissemination of African research in its attempts to penetrate the dominant commercial scholarly publishing block. OA has the promise of real reach and impact – locally and internationally – and it now has the unequivocal backing of major international organisations. But there is also going to be some work to do to ensure that the policies we develop conform to our own needs, not just those of developed countries.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademics and Copyright Issues: An Opinion(2011-10) Shaikh, ShihaamThrough open licenses the box is opened and your materials are disseminated – for both the copyright holder and copyright user this system is a benefit. Many have written about the benefits of openness and has provided evidence of these benefits. Open licensing might not be the solution in every case but I want to raise your awareness that full copyright is not always the end of it all. There are alternatives to managing copyright and alternatives to using copyrighted images, audio and video. People need to be aware of the copyright exceptions that currently exist and make use of it. Criticism, review, reporting of current events, quotations – these are all copyright exceptions but you need to remember to provide the proper acknowledgements. By being aware of the limitations and exceptions of the law, you can be able to make better decisions and judgements about how you deal with copyright issues as an academic.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademics' online presence: a four-step guide to taking control of your visibility(2014) Goodier, Sarah; Czerniewicz, LauraThese Guidelines take academics through a four step process to improving their online presence, and taking charge of their online visibility. Step 1 - ‘Assess yourself' reviews ways to assess existing general online presence, and monitor it in future. Step 2 - ‘Your profile as an individual' - helps academics decide on a strategy for their digital footprint. Step 3 -‘Improving the availability of your output' suggests how to share and make scholarly outputs (including research, teaching and non-traditional outputs) as available and discoverable as possible. Step 4 - ‘Communicating and interacting' reviews additional strategies and tools for communicating with colleagues and interacting with those with shared interests. This resource can be used as a teaching aid or part of workshop training for academics.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Knowledge in Africa: the role of copyright(2010) Armstrong, Chris; de Beer, Jeremy; Kawooya, Dick; Prabhala, Achal; Schonwetter, TobiasThe emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access, produce and share information and knowledge. Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications, journals and learning materials in general. At the heart of these challenges, and solutions to them, is copyright, the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works. This book will help educators identifying challenges for learning materials access posed by copyright laws in Africa. Some solutions as to how to overcome these challenges are provided.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to knowledge – the times they are a'changing(2011-09) Gray, EveIn this blog I will try to track the broad landscape of change and will then engage with the different threads in a series of blogs, to spell out what I think the implications are for South Africa, Africa and the developing world. What I fear is that we in Africa are all too often, in our attempts to be ‘world class', chasing last year's – or rather last century's – vision. As Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Saleem Badat, wrote in the UNESCO World Social Science Report 2010, there is a danger for developing country universities in ‘uncritical mimicry and ‘catching up' with the so-called world class university in order to further socio-economic development'. With the current rate of change, this is a clear and present danger and we risk being stuck in last year's paradigms.
- ItemOpen AccessAccredited Journals Published in South Africa(2013-06) Goodier, SarahThis spreadsheet lists the South Africa published or co-published journals on the 2013 DHET, ISI and IBSS list (accredited). Whether the journal is open access, with some or all articles freely available online and where (the journal site, African Journal Archive, ScieloSA and Sabinet Open were checked) was also recorded, where possible. Please see the ReadMe in the file for more information.
- ItemMetadata onlyAcromioclavicular joint Anterior-Posterior Grades I-IV(2019) Kim Buchholtz, Theresa Burgess; Buchholtz KThis video demonstrates the acromioclavicular joint anterior-posterior Maitland mobilisation treatment technique. This technique may be used for treatment of both pain and stiffness.
- ItemOpen AccessAcromioclavicular joint Longitudinal Caudad Grades I-IV(2019) Kim Buchholtz, Theresa Burgess; Buchholtz KThis video demonstrates the acromioclavicular joint longitudinal caudad Maitland mobilisation treatment technique. This technique may be used for treatment of both pain and stiffness.
- ItemOpen AccessAcromioclavicular joint Posterior-Anterior Grades I-IV(2019) Kim Buchholtz, Theresa Burgess; Buchholtz KThis video demonstrates the acromioclavicular joint posterior-anterior Maitland mobilisation treatment technique. This technique may be used for treatment of both pain and stiffness.
- ItemOpen AccessAdvanced internet searching to find Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons(2012) Southgate, NicoleOpen Educational Resources are resources which are accessed freely and can be used for teaching, learning and research. This resource is aimed at teaching second year medical students how to do an advanced search for open educational resources (OER) and images, videos and audio clips with a Creative Commons license. It also provides a list of links to useful online resources.
- ItemOpen AccessAdvanced Microsoft Word 2007 for thesis writing(2010) McKie, Desiree; Nash, JaneManual showing advanced features of MSWord 2007 aimed at students preparing to write a thesis. This manual can be used for independent study or as a self help manual for troubleshooting in the Microsoft Word 2007 environment. It is aimed at students preparing to write a thesis or large report.
- ItemOpen AccessAdventures in forensic anthropology(2012) Morris, AlanProfessor Morris of the Department of Human Biology (Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT) presented this talk for the Friends of the South African Museum at the Iziko Museum. The content of this audio lecture will be of interest to anthropology and anatomy students, as well as anyone who enjoys crime series and wishes to learn more about forensic anthropology.
- ItemOpen AccessAfrica on the rise: prospects for growth and development(2014-09-29) Rotberg, RobertThis course will demonstrate how sub-Saharan Africa is emerging successfully from its long era of stagnation, conflict and troubled democracy to provide prosperity and real hope for its peoples. It will discuss prospects for future economic growth, for political and social success and for the creation of a new middle class. It will consider prospects for a demographic dividend as populations expand and cities grow and fill with young people, reducing conflict and social ills. Health and educational requirements, the contribution of mobile phones to change, China’s important role, good governance, good leadership, and the role that South Africa can play in the new Africa, will all be explored. LECTURE TITLES 1. Africa’s new prosperity: rapid growth and more to come 2. The coming population explosion and its consequences 3. The mobile telephone revolution and its impact on health and educational reforms 4. China’s role for good and ill 5. Governance, leadership and the role of South Africa