Libraries in support of effective research in WACREN

Africa/Lagos
NUC Auditorium (Nigerian Research Education Network (NgREN))

NUC Auditorium

Nigerian Research Education Network (NgREN)

26 Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama, Abuja
Victoria Okojie (IFLA)
Description

Libraries need better links and access – NRENs need libraries

A discussion on the benefits of closer cooperation between WACREN and libraries.

Who should attend

  • National Library Associations and Library Consortium Leaders
  • Librarians working for better access to licensed and open access content, open data and open science platforms and output.
  • Academic researchers needing these services
  • Campus network and IT managers, Trust and Identity Management System Operators, Library automation and systems support 

The workshop is free of charge, but requires registration.  

Concept Paper
Group picture
Participants
  • Adesola Victoria ALADE
  • ahiaoma ibegwam
  • Ahmad Abdu Balarabe
  • Ali Maina Bala
  • AYODEJI OWOJUYIGBE
  • Binta Farouk
  • Blessing Ahiauzu
  • CECILE COULIBALY
  • Charles Esimone
  • Dalhatu U. Jibril
  • DANIEL KASSAR
  • Danladi Bala
  • David Dorman
  • Ejiro Ekpogbe
  • Ekene Ezeasor
  • Emmanuel OLONIRUHA
  • Enobong Oton
  • Ernest Obiora
  • Ezra Shiloba Gbaje
  • Goodluck Ifijeh
  • Habib Shehu
  • Helen Emmanuel
  • Helen Okpala
  • Henrietta Otokunefor
  • Ibrahim Bukar
  • Ibrahim dasuki salisu
  • IFEOMA ECHEZONA
  • INNOCENT EZE
  • Isa Sidi Attahir
  • ISIAKA ATUNDE ALAO
  • Ismaila Mudasiru
  • Jane Aba
  • Jibril Attahiru ALHASSAN
  • John Arosanyin
  • Josephine Onohwakpor
  • Joyce Ebiere EBIAGBE
  • KEHINDE ABDULLATEEF ISIAKA
  • M.A. Bello
  • Magaji Kerry Paul
  • Makun Gana
  • Misbahu KATSINA
  • Obiora Nwosu
  • Obiwusi Babatunde
  • Obumneme Ofor
  • Okanlawon Adediji
  • OLATOKUNBO OKIKI
  • Olayinka Tuyo
  • Olubola Fadeyi-Akinwale
  • Oluwafemi Ajibowo
  • Owen Iyoha
  • Rilwanu Abdulsalami
  • Rotimi Egunjobi
  • Sakah Mahmud
  • Stephen Akintunde
  • Taiwo Ajayi
  • Taiwo Akoh
  • TONY IKPONMWOSA OBASEKI
  • Tukur Abba
  • Umunna Opara
  • Victoria Okojie
  • Zakari Mohammed
  • Zayyad Nyako
    • 09:00 10:30
      Introduction and problem statement
      • why academic and research libraries need better connectivity: Current technical challenges to access to knowledge

      • why libraries are major stakeholders in NREN’s: Driving data traffic and supporting national development through better quality education and research

      • 09:00
        Welcome and Introductions 30m
        Speakers: Dr Joshua ATAH (NgREN), Dr Victoria Okojie (IFLA)
      • 09:30
        Establishing a roadmap for libraries in NgREN 30m
        Speaker: Dr Victoria Okojie (Member, IFLA Governing Board and Chair, IFLA Division V)
        Slides
      • 10:00
        Update on WACREN and project activities 30m
        Speaker: Mr Omo Oaiya (CTO, WACREN)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Roles for Librarians in NRENs
      • Support and promote adoption of persistent identifiers for objects to improve the visibility of researchers and their works; employ as a way of strengthening relationships with campus research community and demonstrating value in supporting research and scholarly communication.

      • Digital Library Content and Licensing; Understand how Identity federations improve cost and access to library resources for research and academic institutions.

      • Open Access Repositories and curation of local content

      • 11:00
        The journey towards Open Access initiatives in Nigeria 30m
        Speaker: Dr Ezra Gbaje (EIFL Open Access Nigeria Country Coordinator)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        ORCID: tracking research outputs and populating your repository 30m
        Speaker: Mr Matthew Buys (ORCID)
        Slides
        Video
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Interactive Discussion
      • How can we meet technical, organisational, legal challenges to improve the connectivity of libraries?

      • Practical steps for closer collaboration between WACREN and library consortia in Western and Central Africa?

      What needs to be done
      - on the side of NREN’s
      - on the side of librarians

    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Conclusions and next steps

      Conclusions to be carried forward to TANDEM plenary

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×