YouTube Series to Explore Iziko’s collections

Aisha Mayekiso, Iziko Museums of South Africa The Iziko Collections and Digitisation Department has launched a new video series, set to showcase an aspect of Iziko’s extraordinary collections each month, and published on Iziko’s YouTube channel. The idea behind the...
Historical Methods of Detecting Pregnancy

Historical Methods of Detecting Pregnancy

Aisha Mayekiso, Iziko Museums of South Africa Long before the 1970s, which is when the home pregnancy test was developed; women were subjected to all kinds of weird methods of detecting pregnancy. It is believed that the ancient Egyptian women would urinate on barley...
Making collections fashionable

Making collections fashionable

Fulufhelo Tambani, NSCF Hub How learners were introduced to natural science collections at a science outreach event in rural South Africa. The NSCF team, consisting of myself (Fulufhelo Tambani), Grace Kwinda from the ARC, Siphamandla Mceleli from SAIAB and Phistos...
Training Session | OpenRefine for Data Cleaning

Training Session | OpenRefine for Data Cleaning

This training session for NSCF scientists will focus on using OpenRefine for cleaning data. Scientists work with data routinely during their research, whether data they’ve collected themselves or data from other sources. That includes specimen data too. And before...
Specify Training Session & Workbench Workshop

Specify Training Session & Workbench Workshop

Dr Ian Engelbrecht will be running the Specify Training Session and Specify Workbench Workshop this coming March. Details below: Specify Training Session: 3 March 2022, 9am – 4pm This is a refresher course on Specify basics: data capture, queries, loans and...