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August 2012 Blog Posts (13)

JKUAT IR Sensitization workshops


JKUAT Library plans to sensitize the JKUAT community on the JKUAT OA policy and IR. The first workshop will be held on 14th September 2012 and will be targeting Teaching staff and researchers, editors, ICT staff JKUSO representatives, BPS representative, JKUAT IR policy committee, Campus representatives. The second workshop will be targeting JKUAT management and will be combined with a launch of the…


Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on August 28, 2012 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Invitation: Learn more about e Life, the funder-researcher collaboration for the best in science

P.S. on the following: Mark Patterson (eLife Managing Executive Editor), Ian Mulvany (our head of technology), and I will also be on hand. We look forward to having you!



eLife is holding an online Open House to share news on the development of its anticipated open-access journal for the very best in life science and…


Added by Jennifer McLennan on August 28, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Berlin 10 Open Access Conference Draft programme now available

We are pleased to announce that the draft programme for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference is now available. To view the programme, click here.


This Conference wishes to bring together internationally recognised speakers and Open Access experts from all disciplines. Some of the key speakers to present include:


- Dr Horst Freitag (Ambassador, German Embassy, South Africa)

- Prof Russel Botman (Rector…


Added by University of Stellenbosch on August 28, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

Save the date! October 22nd SPARC and the World Bank Announce Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast

Save the date: October 22, 2012 in Washington, DC and Online

Washington, DC – SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 on Monday October 22nd in Washington, DC. The live event will take place at the state of the art World Bank facilities and will host a Liveblog and Webcast via for those who cannot attend in person. The event…


Added by Nick Shockey on August 27, 2012 at 3:55am — No Comments

Workshop on publishing a journal using OJS (Open Journal Systems)

6 November 2012 Berlin 10 OA Pre-conference workshop: Publishing journals using OJS by Kevin Stranack (PKP), SU, UNESCO, SPARC (max. 40 delegates). More info at

Target group: Existing journal editors interested in converting their 'traditional' printed journal to online and/or Open Access.



Added by University of Stellenbosch on August 26, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Maldives Digital Library using Open source software

Maldives Digital Library has been officially launched

Project objectives

The general objective of the Project is to assist libraries of the Maldives in materializing automation of library services, thereby improving the overall service provision within and…


Added by Aminath on August 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Open access – gold versus green


Open access – gold versus…


Added by Graham Steel on August 7, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

Open Access and The Dramatic Growth of PLoS ONE

Open Access and The Dramatic Growth of PLoS ONE

(Cross-posted from my blog at Figshare)

Added by Graham Steel on August 7, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

Radical Openness

Radical Openness (cross-posted from Figshare)

Added by Graham Steel on August 7, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments


We are excited that our JKUAT IR policy was launched on June 22nd. We are now embarking on the challenging task of populating the repository. With cooperation and commitment from all our stakeholders, we know we can will make it.  

Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on August 1, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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