Report on Open Access Week 2010

INASP Newsletter no. 43 Winter 2010 is full of short interesting articles; those that caught my eye were:

The importance of registering your institutional repository in the Directory of Open Access  Repositories – DOAJ. So that we can all find this valuable material. And OpenDOAR. a directory of repositories which also offers a tool to help repository administrators formulate the relevant institutional policies.

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) The “development of its free, source ‘Open Journal Systems’ (OJS) software.2 OJS allows anyone with a minimum level of technical expertise and access to a basic web server to setup and run their own professional, peer-reviewed, online scholarly journal.”

Open Access Week activities in Kenya and Ethiopia are also reported. But you need to choose your own favourites from this newsletter.

Might we see a new health library journal from Africa?

Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information

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About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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