This event, organized in conjunction with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and EIFL as part of the LIBSENSE Initiative, convenes library and NREN stakeholders in the West and Central African region to explore how repositories can operate embedded in NREN e-infrastructure and provide a foundation for an innovative, open, distributed and networked resource for scholarly communication and open science in Africa.
The 2-day meeting will discuss results of the ongoing LIBSENSE survey in the WACREN region with regards to higher education sector librarians view of the enabling and constraining factors of their practice as information resource managers, especially regarding the development, implementation and maintenance of open access repositories.
This event follows from the preceding LIBSENSE I event in Zanzibar in November 2018. It will be followed by the final meeting of stakeholders from the ASREN region at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt from April 27-29, 2019.
Share information and develop a community of practice in Africa
Learn about international trends
Official endorsement of the “Terms of Reference” between libraries and NRENs
Identify national, regional and international priorities and sketch out activities
Define a framework for communications and collaboration across Africa