WE BUILD CAPACITY TO PUBLISH OA JOURNALS AND SET UP OA REPOSITORIES
Grace Mugira, a librarian at the University of Nairobi library works at the computer uploading  to the Digital Repository Unit.
Grace Mugira, a librarian at the University of Nairobi library, which adopted an open access (OA) policy and repository. The policy helped to populate the university digital repository with over 65,000 new documents (as of January 2015).

THE CHALLENGE

Open access (OA) can be implemented in two main ways. A researcher can deposit a copy of an article in an OA repository or can publish articles in OA journals. As scholarly communication evolves, new skills and competencies are required to publish OA journals and launch and support OA repositories.   

To address this challenge, the EIFL Open Access programme works to ensure that OA journal managers/editors and OA repository managers/administrators are trained and have the skills needed to effectively manage their OA journals and OA repositories.

 

The webinars have been informative in nature, helpful and they have provided knowledge on a wide scope of software to choose from. The recorded webinars have provided ample time to review and further understand the presentations.

- Judith Nannozi, Head Librarian at Uganda Martyrs University

FACTS

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There are 900+ open repositories in EIFL partner countries.

 

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There are 4,000+ OA journals in EIFL partner countries.

EIFL-OA IN ACTION
Health workers and researchers at Embu General Provincial Hospital in eastern Kenya work online using open access research.
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Photo of Aklilu Dessalegn (Managing Editor, The Ethiopian Journal of Business and Economics, EJOL) and Solomon Mekonnen (EJOL, AAUL and EIFL-OA country coordinator).
This project helped to launch the open (...)
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