Katie Wilson ; Anthony Kiuna ; Richard Lamptey ; Susan Veldsman ; Lucy Montgomery et al. - Open access and research dissemination in Africa

elpub:6288 - ELectronic PUBlishing, April 18, 2020, Charting The Futures(s) of Digital Publishing - https://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2020.20
Open access and research dissemination in Africa

Authors: Katie Wilson ; Anthony Kiuna ; Richard Lamptey ; Susan Veldsman ; Lucy Montgomery ; Cameron Neylon ; Richard Hosking ; Karl Huang ; Alkim Ozaygen

This paper discusses research undertaken by the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) andparticipants during and following an Open Knowledge international workshop held in Mauritiusin September 2019. The workshop brought together key experts to explore the role of openknowledge in the creation of equitable and inclusive global knowledge landscapes. This paperexplores the role of open access and institutional repositories in knowledge sharing and thedissemination of research output from higher education and research institutions within theAfrican continent. The paper reviews the landscape of research output from the Africancontinent; analyses open access research output, overviews of institutional knowledge sharingpositions and the dissemination of research output from Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa andUganda.


Volume: Charting The Futures(s) of Digital Publishing
Section: Long Papers
Published on: April 18, 2020
Accepted on: April 18, 2020
Submitted on: April 18, 2020
Keywords: open knowledge,research output,Africa,institutional repositories,[SHS.INFO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Library and information sciences


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