The Role of United Nation Economic Commission For Africa on Open Access in Africa Ms. Irene Onyancha Chief, Library and Information Management Services ICT, Science and Technology Division (ISTD) United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA
ASKIA Federated Search Engine, Online Communities of Practice (CoP) for Library and information Managers across the continent; E-Forums; RSS feeds for news and events on science and socio-economic development issues from the continent; Directories of African scientists and researchers etc.; Databases on Open source tools and Information Management standards and; the ASKIA blog to promote exchange of best practices.
ASKIA Online portal
a one stop shop to all knowledge types from/on Africa
Different competing online sources Bioline, BMC,DOAJ, PMC, AJOL, Scirus, Research4Life, Google etc.
The federates search engine is a one stop window facilitating searching across different knowledge bases, including Open Access and commercial databases & Journals source for scientific and socio-economic, content on and from Africa generated abroad in the region
Facilitate discovery and collation and contextual rendering of content including bibliographies, geo-data, news, blogs, statistical data,
Strategic intervention 2 ASKIA Federated Search
facilitate the collation of different knowledge types on/from Africa
enable discovery, access to free and subscribed to information resources
Information Resources on the Internet ASKIA : http://www.uneca.org/askia Tools & standards E-Learning E-Registries CoPs ASKIA Online Platform DATAD/ ASKIA Maps & Geo Data Scientific Databases University A University B E-Journals Service A University Theses WWW Service B Country Specific Maps, Media, Documents E-Directories Library OPACs Research 4Life ASKIA Federated Search Data Harvester Service C Media stories on African development Digital Maps of Africa Service D