Libraries in support of effective research in WACREN

chaired by Victoria Okojie (IFLA)
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from to (Africa/Lagos)
at Nigerian Research Education Network (NgREN) ( NUC Auditorium )
26 Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama, Abuja

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.  

Participants Jane Aba; Tukur Abba; Rilwanu Abdulsalami; Okanlawon Adediji ; Blessing Ahiauzu; Taiwo Ajayi; Oluwafemi Ajibowo; Stephen Akintunde; Taiwo Akoh; Adesola Victoria ALADE; ISIAKA ATUNDE ALAO; Jibril Attahiru ALHASSAN; John Arosanyin; Isa Sidi Attahir ; Obiwusi Babatunde; Danladi Bala; Ali Maina Bala; Ahmad Abdu Balarabe; M.A. Bello; Ibrahim Bukar; CECILE COULIBALY; David Dorman; Joyce Ebiere EBIAGBE ; IFEOMA ECHEZONA; Rotimi Egunjobi ; Ejiro Ekpogbe; Helen Emmanuel; Charles Esimone; INNOCENT EZE; Ekene Ezeasor; Olubola Fadeyi-Akinwale; Binta Farouk; Makun Gana; Ezra Shiloba Gbaje; ahiaoma ibegwam; Goodluck Ifijeh; KEHINDE ABDULLATEEF ISIAKA; Owen Iyoha; Dalhatu U. Jibril; DANIEL KASSAR; Misbahu KATSINA; Sakah Mahmud; Zakari Mohammed ; Ismaila Mudasiru; Obiora Nwosu; Zayyad Nyako; TONY IKPONMWOSA OBASEKI; Ernest Obiora; Obumneme Ofor; OLATOKUNBO OKIKI; Victoria Okojie; Helen Okpala; Emmanuel OLONIRUHA; Josephine Onohwakpor ; Umunna Opara; Henrietta Otokunefor; Enobong Oton; AYODEJI OWOJUYIGBE; Magaji Kerry Paul; Ibrahim dasuki salisu; Habib Shehu; Olayinka Tuyo
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 5 October 2016
    • 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 30'
        Speakers: Dr. Joshua ATAH (NgREN), Dr. Victoria Okojie (IFLA)
      • 09:30 Establishing a roadmap for libraries in NgREN 30'
        Speaker: Dr. Victoria Okojie (Member, IFLA Governing Board and Chair, IFLA Division V)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:00 Update on WACREN and project activities 30'
        Speaker: Mr. Omo Oaiya (CTO, WACREN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
    • 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 30'
        Speaker: Dr. Ezra Gbaje (EIFL Open Access Nigeria Country Coordinator)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:30 ORCID: tracking research outputs and populating your repository 30'
        Speaker: Mr. Matthew Buys (Regional Director, ORCID)
        Material: Slides pdf file Video unknown type file
    • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    • 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
    • 15:30 - 17:00 Conclusions and next steps
      Conclusions to be carried forward to TANDEM plenary