The latest round of the e-debates on Open Access and Development (organised as part of the DFID Mobilising Knowledge for Development programme) started on 22 January.
The production, publication and consumption of scholarly knowledge and OA
This will focus on the greater concern of scholarly research in the developing country context debating the questions:
- What does OA imply and offer the developing world in terms of production, publication and consumption of academic materials and research activities?
- What are the specific challenges and opportunities for access to knowledge in developing countries?
Sub-theme 1: Considering the issues of translation; co-production and increasing access to academic materials; and the importance of OA in producing and sharing of non-state-supported educational materials;
Sub-theme 2: OA in academia and the search for global prestige; the perverse impact of metrics and rankings; scholarly knowledge production; and sharing and consumption challenges in developing countries.
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Chipo Msengezi ITOCA