CPUT Digital Knowledge



CPUT Digital Knowledge

CPUT Digital Knowledge,



DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE (DK), THE CPUT ONLINE INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY



What is an Institutional Repository?
An institutional repository is an online database service for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the intellectual research output of an institution, particularly a research institution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_repository).
Increasingly scholarly materials are being created and stored digitally.  Analogue materials are also being scanned and converted to digital format for online storage, preservation and distribution.  Institutional repositories (IR) allow storage, preservation and distribution of digital content within defined parameters as well as a controlled digital environment.
There are four main objectives for having an institutional repository are:



  • to provide open access to institutional research output;
  • to create and increase global visibility for an institution’s scholarly research;
  • to collect research content in a single location;
  • to store and preserve other institutional digital assets.


 What can I find on DK?
CPUT theses and dissertations, research articles by academic staff, past and present CPUT journals.
In order to use DK effectively registration as a user is recommended.  All you will need is an e-mail address and password.  A link will be sent to you by e-mail to complete your registration.
DK can be accessed at the following URL:
http://digitalknowledge.cput.ac.za/xmlui/
DK is administered by the Institutional Repository Librarian Mr MP Snyders (snydersmp@cput.ac.za).