Tag Archives: institutional repositories

Open Repository

As of 28th July 2016 Open Repository has been acquired from BioMed Central / Springer-Nature by Atmire NV, a leading open access repository specialist headquartered in Belgium and the USA. Nigel Palmer                 … Continue reading

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Hesperian HealthWiki

Rachel Grinstein of Hesperian points out via HIFA2015 that a recent study on the impact of the Hesperian HealthWiki shows that when one person learns new information from the Wiki, they share it with an average of 40 people in … Continue reading

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Recent activities  of Kenya Health Librarians

Ken-AHILA the Kenya Chapter of the Association for Health Information and libraries has a rich history. This is what it has achieved from 2012-2014. Public Health – Information Access (begun in 2009) Oloishobor Health Dispensary is a a Government Dispensary in a … Continue reading

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World Bank and Open Access: Opportunities for Interoperability!

The World Bank launched its Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), a repository built on the dSpace platform, in April 2012 (openknowledge.worldbank.org). The site builds upon the Bank’s existing ‘Open’ initiatives such as Open Data and aims to provide access for all … Continue reading

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Open access and the invisibility of African research

This is the problem which concerns SCAP – Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme. Although worldmapper represents the African contribution to science knowledge as tiny compared to other continents and countries, SCAP reckons that it does not represent the true volume … Continue reading

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Institutional Repositories for Open Access

INASP ( International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) newsletter no. 47 is now available online. INASP website and follow the links. It contains articles about institutional repositories for open access in  both Kenya and Ghana. Also developments … Continue reading

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Research papers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM Research Online is the freely accessible institutional repository for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It covers papers by LSHTM staff on: Epidemiology (infectious diseases and non-communicable); Medical Statistics, Nutrition and public health, Population studies, Disease Control, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Kenya – Development of Institutional Repositories

Lots of interesting presentations at “Open Access Africa 2010”. The most exciting one for me was by Rosemary Otando, e-resources Librarian, University of Nairobi, she shows how far academic libraries in Kenya have gone in developing institutional repositories for many … Continue reading

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Zambian librarians visit their partners in Brighton

In September 2010, Francina Makondo (Medical Librarian at University of Zambia) and Edward Phiri (Nursing Librarian) visited their partner library in Brighton as part of a project to integrate a module on information literacy within the Critical Care Nursing Course … Continue reading

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