Sunday, 14 August 2011

Analysis of OASCIR courses attendees responses

  Two courses (Specialized , Open & in Arabic) were recently held at the University of Khartoum in order to introduce academic staff, librarians, IT assistants and students at Faculty of Science and other faculties and institutions at University of Khartoum (e.g. Arts, Medicine, Agriculture, U.of K. Main Library, Academic Affairs digitization Unit) to Open Access and to the Faculty of Science brand new Institutional Repository DSpace@ScienceUofK.

These two training courses were scheduled as part of the the OASCIR project which is funded by and aims to disseminate Open Access within the U. of K. scholarly community and beyond.

Course attendees were delivered an assessment form so they could evaluate the training activities. The results of such assessment were as follows:

Over 80% of attendees rated the courses as "very good"

90% of participants considered the U of K facilities were courses were held to be either "very good" or "good"

Nearly 65% of attendees to the training courses considered the subjects dealt with had been "very useful"

Finally, over 95% of participants were willing to contribute to further development of the DSpace@ScienceUofK repository

When asked to note down their suggestions and comments, course attendees mentioned 'more courses like these should be carried out' and 'the DSpace@ScienceUofK initiative should be extended to other U of K Faculties'

We'd like to finish this summary of the participants' views by thanking everyone for their attending the training activities and for their support to the OASCIR project.

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