LIBSENSE Repository Workshop I

Hotel Verde, Zanzibar

Hotel Verde, Zanzibar

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

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.