Veliswa's South African Perspectives

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Virginia Tech. University Libraries

Ms. Veliswa Tshetsha, Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa, presents on various aspects of South Africa. Her presentation includes discussion of the eleven official languages, the South African freedom movement, public holidays, and heritage sites that were established as a result of the political movements. She briefly touches on South African political history, student movements in the 1970s, and the current turmoil in higher education in South Africa. She also speaks of her strong motivation to visit VT, which is based on CPUT's need to advance library research support necessary for the expansion of scholarly communication (SC) in the university. Topics include Open Journal System (OJS), editors, students, coding opportunities, Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Creative Commons, Researcher profiles, SC, Open Access (OA), Impact/Altmetrics, and SC Literacy Curriculum.

South Africa, South Africa freedom movement, South Africa student movement, Scholarly Communication, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)