“The first public library in Rome was founded by Asinius Pollio.”
Each CHELiN member institution subscribes to a vast number of electronic databases, electronic journals and electronic books from a variety of vendors. Due to license agreements with these vendors, access, in general, to subscription e-resources is restricted to registered staff and students at the particular institution only.
At UCT and CPUT access to subscription e-resources is restricted to their registered staff and students only.
At SU and UWC there is limited access available for any walk-in user to subscription e-resources, subject to license agreements. In general access to subscription e-resources is restricted to registered staff and students at the particular institution only.
CPUT: Search CPUTs subscription resources from their library homepage at https://www.cput.ac.za/lib.
SU : Search SUs subscription resources from their library homepage at http://library.sun.ac.za.
UCT : Search UCTs subscription resources from their library homepage at http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/.
UWC : Search UWCs subscription resources from their library homepage at https://lib.uwc.ac.za/.
Institutional digital repositories
Institutional Repository (including datasets) https://digitalknowledge.cput.ac.za/
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Institutional Repository collects, preserves, and distributes a growing collection of research outputs that include peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations, data-sets and more.
Electronic Theses & Dissertations https://etd.cput.ac.za/
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) repository holds full-text theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees at the University (including submissions from former Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon).
SUNScholar Research Repository https://scholar.sun.ac.za/
SUNScholar is an open access electronic archive for the collection, preservation and distribution of digital materials created by researchers of Stellenbosch University, which are of great academic research importance. Primary digital materials include research articles by Stellenbosch University researchers, as well as completed theses and dissertations by students of the University. Secondary research material includes inaugural addresses, presentations and many more. SUNScholar is built using open standards with open source software for the purposes of long term digital preservation. SUNScholar is an online academic research information service of the Library.
SUNScholarData, the SU institutional research data repository, enables Stellenbosch University researchers to share and disseminate their research data in accordance with good research data management practices. This facilitates the findability, accessibility and reusability of the university’s research data.
OpenUCT is the open access institutional repository of the University of Cape Town (UCT). It makes available and digitally preserves the scholarly outputs produced at UCT, including theses and dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, technical and research reports, and open educational resources. The repository has been developed in line with international interoperability and metadata standards using DSpace open source software, and is indexed by all major search engines. It was launched in July 2014 and is an online academic research information service of UCT Libraries.
ZivaHub powered by Figshare for Institutions is an online repository that allows UCT researchers to make their research data citable, shareable, discoverable and reusable. Researchers can use ZivaHub to access supplementary research data that inform scholarly outputs hosted on other platforms, such as OpenUCT.
UWC Electronic Theses & Dissertations Repository https://etd.uwc.ac.za/
The University of the Western Cape electronic theses and dissertations repository holds full-text theses submitted for degree purposes since 2004, with selected titles prior to 2004. Access to the complete theses (print) collection is available via the online catalogue.
UWC Research Repository http://repository.uwc.ac.za/
The UWC Research Repository is a service that stores, distributes and displays digital copies of research output of UWC faculty. Search across the entire collection or browse amongst the research communities associated with our faculties. Researchers register for an account and are given authorisation to deposit files to relevant collections.
Kikapu, the UWC Research Data Repository, allows UWC researchers to archive and share their collected research data. The facility also makes provision for the publication of research data by providing Digital Object Identifier (DoI).