322 Works

RSOS_reaction time_pigeon_pulley experiment

Carina Nebel, Petra Sumasgutner, Arjun Amar & Adrien Pajot
Manuscript published in the Royal Society Open Science:
Nebel, C., Sumasgutner, P., Pajot, A. and Amar A. Response times of an avian prey to a simulated hawk attack is slower in darker conditions, but is independent of hawk colour morph
Abstract:To avoid predation, many species rely on vision to detect predators and initiate an escape response. The ability to detect predators may be lower in darker light conditions or with darker backgrounds. For birds, however, this has...

RSOS_reaction time_pigeon_pulley experiment

Carina Nebel, Petra Sumasgutner, Arjun Amar & Adrien Pajot
Manuscript published in the Royal Society Open Science:
Nebel, C., Sumasgutner, P., Pajot, A. and Amar A. Response times of an avian prey to a simulated hawk attack is slower in darker conditions, but is independent of hawk colour morph
Abstract:To avoid predation, many species rely on vision to detect predators and initiate an escape response. The ability to detect predators may be lower in darker light conditions or with darker backgrounds. For birds, however, this has...

Screencasts of 6 participants navigating and exploring a digital museum

Sarah Schäfer
Screencasts of 6 participants navigating and exploring a digital museum. Participants engaged with a digital platform before interviews took place. Research for a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of an MPhil specialising in Digital Curation at the University of Cape Town.
Title of the dissertation: Perceptions and experiences of selected participants engaging with a digitally curated environmental Outsider Art collection.

ckan + R: workflows for data retrieval and archiving

Wiebke Toussaint
Video recording of Wiebke Toussaint's presentation, entitled "ckan + R: workflows for data retrieval and archiving" presented at SatRday Cape Town, UCT, 17 March 2018
Abstract:Ever wished you could suck that cited dataset directly into your models? ckanr makes it possible. No downloads, no convoluted folders, no lost data. Learn to create workflows that combine the power of CKAN, a leading data portal platform, with R to make data archiving and retrieval a breeze.

Interview with Paul Weinberg, Cape Town, 24.08.2010

Niklas Zimmer
Interview with Paul Weinberg, at Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town, 24.08.2010, for the MA(FA) thesis 'Jazz Contacts: Envisaging Basil Breakey’s photographic remains beyond the archive' (2012).

Using Figshare: a quick demonstration for the ilifu user group

Niklas Zimmer
Figshare demonstration presented at the ilifu RDM Users’ Engagement Workshop, hosted by the ilifu Research Data Management and Open Science Working Group at CPUT Bellville Library Conference Centre on 29 March, 2019.

The purpose of the workshop was to engage with users of the ilifu infrastructure to identify if current research practices aligns with the newly developed ilifu Research Data Management policy.

Furthermore, the workshop aimed to:
1. Give researchers the opportunity to raise any issues...

National Climate Change Profiles:Enhancing the capacity of African countries to use climate information to inform decision making

Roland Hunter, Jack Christopher, Mark New, Lisa Van Aardenne, Alice McClure, Anna Steynor, Piotr Wolski, Alex Apostos & Hillton Trollip
This national climate change profile, a series of 25 national-level assessments, is the product of the African Development Bank-led project “Enhancing the capacity of African countries to use climate information to inform decision-making and implement NDCs”,
The ACDI, ERC and CSAG co-produced high quality, useful climate profiles for up to 25 African countries. This process involved consistent engagement throughout with the AfDB team, as well as a Scoping and Piloting Phases to support the development of...

Building a community of Data Stewards and Champions at University of Cape Town

Patricia Chikuni
This presentation describes a community of practice approach to solving the challenges of Research Data Management (RDM) in a research intensive university. It describes the role of Digital Library Services (DLS) in the formation of the Data Stewards and Champions community and the support rendered to this group.

Futurology!

Alice Coyne
Video recording of Alice Coyne's presentation, entitled "Futurology!" presented at SatRday Cape Town, UCT, 17 March 2018
"Futurology (noun) - The study or forecasting of trends in science, technology, or social structure, etc. Life is all about the extremes! Even right now, Cape Town is in a drought. Not just a normal drought, an extreme drought! This talk looks at various techniques used to predict extremes."

figshare field trip to UCT

Kayleigh Lino & Niklas Zimmer
Slides from a presentation during the figshare field trip to UCT, presented online on 20 March 2018. In this presentation, we provided an update on our experience with implementing figshare for institutions at UCT, and talked about our engagement strategies and plans for the future.

Literature Review - Savvy Researcher Series

Andiswa Mfengu & Elizabeth Moll-Willard
This literature review guide will show you how to find the relevant literature including searching effectively, how to analyse and critique the literature to build your argument. Lastly how to write the literature review.

Identifying bias in South African graduate recruitment

Neil Rankin
Video recording of Neil Rankin's presentation, entitled "Identifying bias in South African graduate recruitment" presented at SatRday Cape Town, UCT, 17 March 2018
Abstract:There is a lot of evidence that gender and racial biases affect hiring. In South Africa the Employment Equity Act aims to correct this. We use a dataset of graduate applications to show that males and white candidates are favoured by recruiters, and discuss what leap.ly is doing to address this.

Interview with Rafs Mayet, Cape Town, 07.04.2010

Niklas Zimmer
Interview with Rafs Mayet, Durban-based photographer, on 07-04-2010,10:30 at EspAfrika (Cape Town International Jazz Festival) head office, 55 Loop Street, Cape Town, for the MA(FA) thesis 'Jazz Contacts: Envisaging Basil Breakey’s photographic remains beyond the archive' (2012).

Interview with Steve Gordon, Cape Town, 15.03.2011

Niklas Zimmer
Interview with Steve Gordon, at Musicpics cc office, Carstens Street, Cape Town, 15.03.2011,

Tidy geometries in R

Robert Benneto
Video recording of Robert Benneto's presentation, entitled "Tidy geometries in R" presented at SatRday Cape Town, UCT, 17 March 2018
Abstract:R provides several packages to help wrangle geometries. Many of these geometry packages precede the tidyverse - meaning they are almost impossible to use correctly with the tidyverse. This talk will walk you through the principles of using `sf` - a spatial package that is tidy compliant.

Interview with Tina Smith, Cape Town, 06.01.2011

Niklas Zimmer
Interview with Tina Smith, at her home in Woodstock, Cape Town, 06.01.2011

Wastewater Biorefinery Generic Flowsheet: Fungal Bioreactor Train

Bernelle Verster & Lesley Mostert
Generic flowsheet for an fungal bioreactor train in a wastewater biorefinery highlighting probable units and products.

Using Figshare: a quick demonstration for the ilifu user group

Niklas Zimmer
Figshare demonstration presented at the ilifu RDM Users’ Engagement Workshop, hosted by the ilifu Research Data Management and Open Science Working Group at CPUT Bellville Library Conference Centre on 29 March, 2019.

The purpose of the workshop was to engage with users of the ilifu infrastructure to identify if current research practices aligns with the newly developed ilifu Research Data Management policy.

Furthermore, the workshop aimed to:
1. Give researchers the opportunity to raise any issues...

Persistent Identifiers for Open Scholarship

Niklas Zimmer
This presentation, created for UCT Open Data Day 2019, focuses on the developing field of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in support of Open Science. Alongside the mainstream adoption of identifiers for research objects, in the form of handles and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), various other forms of identifiers are also becoming widely used. Examples include identifiers for humans (ORCiD, ResearcherID), for projects (RAiD, OSF), for institutions (GRID, ROR), for Q-items, P-properties and Q-values (linked open data,...

FormMatters

Lesley Mostert
A look at how to format documents so that they are professional, elegant and readable.

Open Geospatial Data

Thomas Slingsby & Nicholas Lindenberg
This presentation explores the value of open GeoSpatial data. It considers the direct and indirect costs of opening access to GeoSpatial data and describes how dead portals serve as barriers to access.The presentation highlights that spatial and technical literacy are required to use geospatial data. Data poverty skews analyses toward places that have data, which may disadvantage areas unable to provide equivalent detail in useful formats for researchers.

Productivity Hacks

Andrew Collier
Video recording of Andrew Collier's presentation, entitled "Productivity Hacks" presented at SatRday Cape Town, UCT, 17 March 2018
Abstract:Do more data science, faster! How can you be more productive, and have more fun in the process?

Data collected for Conference Presentation: Preparing UCT Libraries for Research Data Services

Kayleigh Lino & Erika Mias
This dataset contains the original questionnaire and responses that were used to inform the presentation, Preparing UCT Libraries for Research Data Services (RDS), presented at the 18th Annual LIASA Conference on 5 October, 2017.
The questionnaire was distributed to UCT Libraries' staff in September 2017. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. We received 23 responses from about 120 staff, so the data does not represent the entirety of UCT Libraries' staff attitudes, but is valuable as a...

Sample (2011): Experiment #0 - Digital

Sanjin Muftic
"Frank and Fanette"
This video was devised as part of the research project on developing planetary theatre through bricolage and theatrical images. It was the first experiment in sampling live performance. It is a seven-minute montage video entitled “Frank and Fanette”. The video contains elements from six different theatrical productions filmed in Cape Town between 2010 and 2011. The montage combines dialogue from a South African script (Pornography by Amy Jephta), music from The Shadow of...

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