Access to Africa’s                      knowledge                  Scholarly Communication in Africa                     U...
What do we, in African countries, seek to gainfrom our investment in      research?
The aim is surelyAfrican knowledge, for Africa, from Africa, widely accessible...
Globally, scholarly             communication is at a                  crossroadsSome rights reserved by mrhayata
... as the internetoffers higher access,higher quality, lower        cost
We face two verydifferent poles of  opportunity...
Enhanced globalcompetitiveness and     prestige....
And ways ofaddressing our development  challenges
We constantly askquestions about research   and development...
‘How could the application of knowledge endpoverty and hunger in Africa? How could highereducation empower women and promo...
Yet we are still caughtup with old paradigms...
...measuring success on  the basis of counts of      journal articles    in the ISI indexes.
The result is tunnel                                             vision...http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/   CC attri...
...which ignores all but a small segment of thepublishing ecosystem..
.. and offers little support   and recognition to the  publications that emergefrom development-focused         research.
National policies tend tofavour what Sir John Daniel atthe UNESCO conferencecalled ‘poles of superiorquality’rather than ‘...
There is a penalty...
Science Researchhttp://www.worldmapper.org2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michiga...
How can we address      this?
... higher access,higher quality, lower        cost
Open access repositories profile the   whole range of scholarship
Raising quality...
Publishing open access journals
Revaluing ‘grey  publishing’
Rethinking businessmodels and leveraging    open access
How can the University of Botswana harnessthis potential to deliver   its strategic goals?
Eve Gray     Honorary Research Associate  Centre for Educational Technology        University of Cape Town       http://ww...
Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana
Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana
Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana
Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana
Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana
Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana
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Role of Open in African Higher Education - University of Botswana

  1. 1. Access to Africa’s knowledge Scholarly Communication in Africa University of BotswanaSome rights reserved by Sara&Joachim
  2. 2. What do we, in African countries, seek to gainfrom our investment in research?
  3. 3. The aim is surelyAfrican knowledge, for Africa, from Africa, widely accessible...
  4. 4. Globally, scholarly communication is at a crossroadsSome rights reserved by mrhayata
  5. 5. ... as the internetoffers higher access,higher quality, lower cost
  6. 6. We face two verydifferent poles of opportunity...
  7. 7. Enhanced globalcompetitiveness and prestige....
  8. 8. And ways ofaddressing our development challenges
  9. 9. We constantly askquestions about research and development...
  10. 10. ‘How could the application of knowledge endpoverty and hunger in Africa? How could highereducation empower women and promote genderequity? How can knowledge be considered in theAfrican context to address child mortality andimprove maternal health?’Nahas Angula, Namibian Prime Minister, UNESCO 29th Conference onHigher Education, 2009 Photo: coda Damien du Toit http://www.flickr.com/photos/coda/ Creative Commons Share-Alike
  11. 11. Yet we are still caughtup with old paradigms...
  12. 12. ...measuring success on the basis of counts of journal articles in the ISI indexes.
  13. 13. The result is tunnel vision...http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/ CC attribution licence
  14. 14. ...which ignores all but a small segment of thepublishing ecosystem..
  15. 15. .. and offers little support and recognition to the publications that emergefrom development-focused research.
  16. 16. National policies tend tofavour what Sir John Daniel atthe UNESCO conferencecalled ‘poles of superiorquality’rather than ‘the public good’
  17. 17. There is a penalty...
  18. 18. Science Researchhttp://www.worldmapper.org2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).
  19. 19. How can we address this?
  20. 20. ... higher access,higher quality, lower cost
  21. 21. Open access repositories profile the whole range of scholarship
  22. 22. Raising quality...
  23. 23. Publishing open access journals
  24. 24. Revaluing ‘grey publishing’
  25. 25. Rethinking businessmodels and leveraging open access
  26. 26. How can the University of Botswana harnessthis potential to deliver its strategic goals?
  27. 27. Eve Gray Honorary Research Associate Centre for Educational Technology University of Cape Town http://www.gray-area.co.zahttp://www.http://www.sca2kafrica.org/ http://www.cet.uct.ac.za

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