Open Access has gained a lot of attention in the media recently. Unfortunately,the importance of Open Access publishing for the global south remains largely neglected.
This symposium raises awareness of the importance of this cause, especially in the developing economies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, science becomes increasingly important. Giving researchers there the opportunity to get acquainted with the scientific output in the West, gives them the opportunity to partake in ‘worldwide’ science.
The Addis Ababa University with support from the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) is organizing various events during the Open Access Week from 22 - 26 October, 2012. The theme of the event is “Set the Default to Open Access: Open Access to Scholarly Information as a Means to Strengthening Education, Research and Development”. There are presentations, showcases, and discussion of policy issues for open access.
On the 13th and 14th of September the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) held a workshop at the University of Antwerp in Belgium where the Information Manager’s Working Group (IMWG) discussed open development. Over two days, knowledge managers, research communicators and other development professionals came together to consider not only how research dissemination will be broadened by the introduction of open policy but also where the parameters lie in defining this new territory.
Probably, FEDORA is not well known in African countries when it comes to Digital repositories establishment. It's worth noting that FEDORA is one of the most robust achitecture of information management systems. Yes, it's not repository systems on it's own however Fedora provides platform for you to build information repository systems of your own choice.
This is the public announcement and invitation for the XXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL), Nairobi, Kenya.
VENUE: LAICO Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. This is a 5-star hotel with modern conference facilities and spacious rooms. The conference organizers have negotiated a special conference rate of US $ 195 (BB) for single rooms