LIBSENSE Repository Workshop I

Africa/Dar_es_Salaam
Hotel Verde, Zanzibar

Hotel Verde, Zanzibar

Malawi Rd
Omo Oaiya (WACREN), Tiwonge Banda (UbuntuNet Alliance)
Description

This workshop, organized in conjunction with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and  EIFL, will convene library and NREN stakeholders to explore how repositories can operate embedded in NREN e-infrastructure and provide a foundation for an innovative, open, distributed and networked resource for scholarly communication and open science in Africa.

The 2-day meeting will also discuss results of the LIBSENSE survey of how higher education sector librarians view the enabling and constraining factors of their practice as information resource managers especially regarding the development, implementation and maintenance of open access repositories.

The outcomes from this workshop will be developed further in two follow-on events; in the WACREN region colocated as a side event with the 2019 conference in Accra, Ghana which takes place from 14-15 March 2019, and in the ASREN region where regional stakeholders will meet from April 27-29, 2019 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. 

LIBSENSE Admins
  • Monday, 19 November
    • 09:00 10:30
      Overview

      Stage setting for Librarians & Repository managers

      • 09:00
        Introduction to the workshop 30m

        Getting to know each other and expectations

        Speakers: Iryna Kuchma (EIFL), Kathleen Shearer (COAR), Omo Oaiya (WACREN)
      • 09:30
        General overview: the role of repository 10m
        Speaker: Iryna Kuchma (EIFL)
      • 09:40
        Current experiences of participants - What works, what doesn’t and why? 50m

        Insights into attitudes of scholars and academics (focus on Southern and East Africa)
        Presentations from countries in the Ubuntunet Alliance region

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Current landscape in Africa: Ubuntunet Alliance region

      Presentation of results of LIBSENSE survey and discussion

      Conveners: Kokui Appiah (WACREN), Pamela Abbott (Information School, The University of Sheffield)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Best practices for managing a repository I
      Convener: Dr Stephen Akintunde (University of Jos, Nigeria)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Best practices for managing a repository I
  • Tuesday, 20 November
    • 09:00 10:30
      Best practices for managing a repository II
      • 09:00
        Recap from Day 1 20m

        Day 2 sessions will have NREN managers joining the librarians & repository managers

        Speaker: Omo Oaiya (WACREN)
      • 09:20
        Open science and next generation repositories 45m
        Speaker: Kathleen Shearer (COAR)
      • 10:05
        Discussion 25m
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Best practices for managing a repository II
      • 11:00
        JPCOAR and JAIRO Cloud 30m

        A case study from Japan

        Speaker: Kazutsuna (Kazu) Yamaji (National Institute of Informatics (NII))
      • 11:30
        OpenAIRE 30m

        A case study from Europe

        Speaker: Iryna Kuchma (EIFL)
      • 12:00
        DATAD-R 30m

        Database of African Theses and Dissertations

        Speaker: Abednego Corletey (Association of African Universities (AAU))
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Building a community of practice
      • 13:30
        Improving the visibility and networking of repositories in Africa 30m
        Speaker: Omo Oaiya (WACREN)
      • 14:00
        Discussion about local needs 30m
      • 14:30
        LaReferencia 30m

        A case study from Latin America

        Speaker: Alberto Cabezas (La Referencia / RedCLARA)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Building a community of practice
      Conveners: Iryna Kuchma (EIFL), Kathleen Shearer (COAR), Omo Oaiya (WACREN)
      • 15:30
        A framework for collaboration and communication in African countries, regions and across the continent 50m

        Breakout session to identify next steps towards cohesive network(s) of repositories in Africa, including harvester(s), interoperability of repositories and support frameworks

      • 16:20
        Group reports 30m
      • 16:50
        Wrap-up 10m
        Speaker: Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)
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