Co-designing Open Access publishing infrastructures

Africa/Porto-Novo
Hotel Golden Tulip le Diplomate Cotonou

Hotel Golden Tulip le Diplomate Cotonou

N° 90 rue 12.017 - Boulevard de la Marina, Cotonou, Benin
Omo Oaiya (WACREN) , Adam Hyde (Coko Foundation) , Iryna Kuchma (EIFL)
Description

This one-day LIBSENSE workshop on “Co-designing collaborative free and open source open access publishing infrastructures” is organized in collaboration with EIFL and the Coko Foundation.

 



 

 

 

 

Goals and Objectives:

  • Conduct a high-level audit of needs for open access scholarly publishing in Africa (open source tools and services for publishing books, journals, textbooks, micropublications) 

  • Discuss training needs and define training and support programmes

  • Share experiences and identify areas for collaborations around shared free and open source open access publishing infrastructure

  • Frame the Coalition for Open Access Publishing Infrastructures in Africa: tools, training, hosting and advice across Africa for all those that want it

Target Audience: Anyone is invited to attend. We welcome publishers, researchers, and tool builders to attend this initial open conversation on the possible future directions of this embryonic new initiative.

Logistics: A small amount of travel funding may be available. 

How to attend: Please register here and explain how you would like to contribute to the workshop. The workshop organizers will get in touch with you to confirm your participation in the workshop.
 
 
 
    • 09:00 10:30
      Needs assessment for open access scholarly publishing in Africa (open source tools and services for publishing books, journals, textbooks, micropublications)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Tea Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Experience sharing and identifying areas for collaborations around shared free and open source open access publishing infrastructure
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Next steps planning including training needs and designing training and support programmes
    • 15:00 15:30
      Tea Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Framing the Coalition for Open Access Publishing Infrastructures in Africa: tools, training, hosting and advice