Tag Archives: Open Access

Open Access and the African Journal Partnership Project

Neil Pakenham -Walsh of HIFA has written : ” For some time now I have been applauding on HIFA the fact that so many medical journals published in Africa are now available open access. This really is a remarkable shift … Continue reading

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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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Out Now: March 2016 issue of IFLA Journal

Volume 42, No.1 (March 2016) is out now. The IFLA Journal  publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. Below are the articles in this latest issue: Sharing the data: The information policies of NOAA and … Continue reading

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Free Access to Evidence Based Point of Care Summaries

An article by J.Hellman ” Open access to a high quality, impartial point of care medical summary would save lives: why does it not exist ? ” in PLoS Med highlights the lack of reliable, high quality medical information available … Continue reading

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Open Access Campaign in Zambia

EIFL ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) is pleased to announce  a new six month project with the Zambia Library Consortium (ZALICO) that will advocate for open access ( OA ) publishing and sharing in Zambia. The project aims to … Continue reading

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Open Access – what Eifl is doing in Africa

Eifl works in a number of African countries and others around the world. Working with libraries they provide resources and training to familiarise people with the open access resources which are available through the internet. These are some of the projects … Continue reading

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Predatory Journals: librarians please alert your researchers to this scam

These are fake or scam journals that target researchers (especially those in LMI Countries) with an offer to publish their research in an open access journal in exchange for payment. Often the editor boasts of an impact factor (2.35 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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Libraries in the Developing World to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration

Libraries in the Developing World to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration.

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Open Access Week competition winners 2013

INASP announced that the following institutions have been awarded a grant of $500 each to support their Open Access Week plans in the INASP Open Access Week competition, jointly sponsored by UNESCO and INASP.  The grants were awarded to institutions … Continue reading

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