Agatha Kabagu, Deputy University Librarian of the University of Nairobi Library, has written an article ” Enhancing the visibility and accessibility of research “. This discusses strategic planning, capacity building and collaboration at a national level, all of which proved essential elements in getting the open access policy in place. ” The Library’s efforts have continued to bear fruit.”, she explains, ” The university’s management has recognised open access as a means to advance research and enhance the visibility of what the university itself produces. At national level other institutions have intensified their own efforts to promote open access “. As she goes on to explain, it’s not just one university which stands to benefit. ” The Library is committed to continue with the role of providing leadership in this area not only for the University of Nairobi but also for the entire academic community in Kenya”.
You can read the full article on the INASP ( International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) website.
Nigel Palmer Phi