Tuesday, 26 July 2011

DSpace@ScienceUofK repository managers meet the U of K Deputy Vice Chancellor

  On the morning of Tue 26th, the U of K Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Sumaia M. Abukashawa received the DSpace@ScienceUofK repository managers at her office in the U of K Main Campus. Subsequent talks dealt with staff promotion requirements with regard to OA publishing, intellectual property issues related to content upload into DSpace@ScienceUofK OA repository and its future expansion, as well as the possibility of U of K eventually issuing some kind of institutional Open Access policy for its research output.

Prof. Sami M. Sharif, Academic Affairs Secretary, joined the meeting as a highly interested stakeholder in Open Access (and open source software) promotion within the University. The advantages of providing links to U of K Open Access journals from DSpace@ScienceUofK repository were discussed.

In another meeting at the Department of Botany, Dr. Mohamed Amin Siddig expressed his interest in the Open Access Project and his confidence that it will increase opportunities for international research collaboration for U of K researchers, since the intellectual output of U of K will become more widely known.

The second course on Open Access and the DSpace@ScienceUofK will be held tomorrow July 27th and Thu 28th at OLT Faculty of Science from 9 am to 1 pm. All U of K researchers, specially Faculty of Science ones are warmly invited to attend the event.

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