Thursday, 17 November 2011

OASCIR End-of-Project International Conference

  On Nov 17th an International Conference was held at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Khartoum, to mark the end of the OASCIR project (which will nevertheless keep running until the end of the year). Among the speakers at this Open Access Workshop (see programme) were Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager and OASCIR Project funder, Project managers Dr. Rania Baleela, Faculty of Science U of K and Pablo de Castro, GrandIR Director, and prominent representatives of Open Access initiatives and organisations in Sudan such as Dr. Khalid Abu Sin, EIFL coordinator in Sudan, Prof. Abdelmoniem S. Elmardi, INASP Sudan, and Rana Atta and Rofida El Zubair from the Knowledge Management Capacity in Africa (KMCA2012) Workshop to be held next January in Khartoum.

There was a large attendance at the Department of Zoology Lecture Room where the session was held, and plenty of questions were asked at the end on issues such as the copyright, DSpace@ScienceUofK rollout to other University of Khartoum faculties, pending digitisation work for offering online access to the U of K dissertations or whether the repository could be used to offer unpublished material as well.

Workshop presentations will shortly be available at the DSpace@ScienceUofK repository.

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