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Advocating for Southern research and knowledge

Southern partners have an important role to play in championing local research and knowledge, as the stories from our advocacy competition with Research4Life showed this year. Continue reading

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Beyond the library in Malawi: taking the MALICO consortium to uncharted waters

This is a guest blog by Patrick Mapulanga of Malawi’s MALICO library consortium. Patrick spent five days travelling the country in March 2015 with INASP staff on a country visit. Here he discusses lessons learned for the MALICO consortium. Billed as the “warm heart of Africa”, Malawi has stunning scenery and some of the friendliest people. The country offers attractions for everyone, from palm-lined lakeshores to busy market places. In March 2015, the INASP Executive Director, Sue Corbett and her colleague, Emma Farrow paid a visit to Malawi. It was a long journey that would cover 2010 kilometres covering almost all of the three regions of the country. While for our visitors the trip was a chance to share information on reforms taking place at INASP with their partners, for the Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO) it was an opportunity for us to take stock of where we are … Continue reading

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Publishers for Development updates and hold the dates!

Interest in Publishers for Development (PfD) continues to grow amongst our publishing partners and the wider community. Face-to-face networking is such an important part of our work so we have just posted information about our 2013 conference which will be held in Charles Darwin House, London on October 15th. This year the title we’ve chosen is ‘Forward Thinking: Developing a global research cycle which fully engages south and north‘ we are still finalizing the conference programme but it will have the following themes: The changing landscape of availability (revisited) Southern publishing: why we need to ensure its sustainability Publishers for Development in Action – Awareness, Access and Use What we measure matters… but what we measure isn’t all that matters Advocacy is everything

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From open access to openness

This post was written by Jörgen Eriksson. Jörgen is the manager of the Department of Scientific Communication at Lund University Library.  I attended the Berlin10 conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 6-8 November, 2012 thanks to funding from INASP.  It turned out to be a very successful and well organized event and here I provide a summary of some highlights and key arguments. Pre-workshop on “Open access policy development and advocacy” To summarise the four case studies presented at the pre-workshop on “Open access policy development and advocacy” could be done in a few words: Team effort! Slow progress!

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