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.
 
 
 
Registration
Expression of Interest Form
    • 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