[EIFLoa] EIFL-OA advocacy page
iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Mon Feb 21 11:58:09 EET 2011
We created a new page at EIFL website about OA Advocacy:
http://www.eifl.net/oa-advocacy with information about open access policies
(mandates) that have been adopted by 22 institutions in the EIFL network
(http://www.eifl.net/oa-policy) and about other open access policy
initiatives that have been discussed and implemented on the national level:
http://www.eifl.net/oa-policy#oainitiatives. We've also listed some useful
links and resources.
And we have released videos in which EIFL partner countries share their
advocacy efforts: http://www.eifl.net/eifl-oa-action. Helena Asamoah Hassan
shares experience of advocating for open access in Kwame Nkrumah University
of Science and Technology. Matseliso (Tseli) Moshoeshoe-Chadzingwa speaks
about open access benefits and why librarians should advocate for open
access to research information. Gintare Tautkeviciene speaks about open
access benefits for researchers such as increased visibility, usage and
citations. Kay Raseroka speaks about how open access helps to connect
researchers, encourages synergies and reuse of knowledge, and helps to
communicate indigenous knowledge to new generations. Sreten Ugricic speaks
about deconstructing an illusion that knowledge production and dissemination
can be efficient only in a profit oriented environment and the benefits of
SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online. And Diana Sayej-Naser speaks
about open access benefits and projects in PALICO and Birzeit University,
including an open access book project at the Law Faculty. These interviews
were all conducted by Leslie Chan of Bioline International, University of
Toronto Scarborough, and Rosalie Lack, EIFL, during EIFL General Assembly
2010, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010.
We've also provided links to interviews and videos about open access
conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Moldova, Estonia and Ukraine; and to other videos
conducted by Leslie Chan (with a researcher in Kenya, OA publisher in South
Africa and OA journal editor in Uganda).
We want to keep this OA advocacy page useful for you, so looking forward to
receiving your feedback: what do you think about it? what else is missing
and should be highlighted? etc.
Thanks a lot and have a great week!
EIFL Open Access programme manager
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