The Open Access Repositories Capacity Strengthening Programme (OA-IRCSP) is a joint initiative of the Association of African Universities (AAU) headquatered in Ghana, and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands. The aim of this initiative is to stimulate and strengthen the capacity of establishing intellectual output repositories based on open access principles among African universities.
Objectives & Target Audience
- The programme entails the development of an Institutional Repository Toolkit and accompanying training modules.
- Training workshops are conducted for targeted audiences on repository establishment and management.
- The target audience of the programme are academic and other institutions in Africa that provide development-related information for researchers, students or development professionals.
The programme is designed to be an ongoing activity, i.e. the toolkit will be provided in customizable versions to accomodate different needs of academic and other institutions. In the future, the toolkit will e.g. include information on digitization techniques to address the issue of making older, printed research output also available in digital format.