Open Access: 2009 Malawi

Open Access Advocacy Workshop: Maximising Research Quality and Impact, Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi

29-30 October 2009 organised by Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO), Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN), Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) and eIFL.net.

Presentations

1. Programme Open Access Advocacy Workshop: Maximising Research Quality and Impact

2. Open Access and the Evolving Scholarly Communication Environment
Open access for researchers: enlarged audience and citation impact, tenure and promotion. Open access for policy makers and research managers: new tools to manage a university’s image and impact. Open access for libraries. Maintaining digital repository as a key function for research libraries. Iryna Kuchma , eIFL Open Access Program manager, eIFL.net

3. Opening Access to Knowledge in Southern African Universities: SARUA report presentation and discussion Luci Abrahams, Director LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, SARUA 

4. Open access institutional repositories in South Africa Ina Smith, Digital Librarian, JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa 

5. Case Study: TARA:Trinity's Access to Research Archive and Irish-African Partnership project  Niamh Brennan, Programme Manager, Research Information Systems & Services, Trinity College Library Dublin, Ireland 

6. Open access institutional repositories in Malawi Kondwani Wella, College Librarian, University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing, eIFL-OA country coordinator 

7. Joining things up  A national portal designed to raise the profile of Open Accessresearch in Ireland. The Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building Digital repository for the participating Irish and African universities. Niamh Brennan, Programme Manager, Research Information Systems & Services, Trinity College Library Dublin, Ireland 

8. Collaborative Open Access Projects: Collaborative promotion outputs Iryna Kuchma , eIFL Open Access program manager, eIFL.net 

9. How to start: Setting up the repositories Making a Case - Explaining the need for a repository / open access journal and the expected benefits; Strategic Planning and Business Cases, Defining Scope and Planning Checklists. Iryna Kuchma , eIFL Open Access program manager, eIFL.net 

10. Open access policies: An overview. Copyright management Iryna Kuchma , eIFL Open Access Program manager, eIFL.net 

11. Setting up repositories: Technical Requirements, Repository  Software, Metadata & Workflow. Repository services Iryna Kuchma , eIFL Open Access program manager, eIFL.net

12. Management, Population and Marketing of institutional repositories Collaboration Iryna Kuchma , eIFL Open Access program manager, eIFL.net