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Weekly highlights – 4 November 2015
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Quote “A female participant came to me after the workshop, thanked me for my effort and said: ‘Sir, there were so many students in the workshop today. They don’t usually attend the classes nowadays due to the upcoming exams, but they attended since you were conducting the workshop’. Needless to say I was humbled and honoured. It boosted my confidence too. Thank you AuthorAID team for your continued support”. – Dr Farooq Rathore, CMH Lahore Medical College, Pakistan, feedback in relation one of a number of research writing workshops run by Dr Rathore   Updates VakaYiko consortium member GINKS is holding an evidence-informed policy making course in Ghana. See Twitter for updates from the meeting. INASP’s Anne Powell took part in an Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers’ webinar on global publishing last week. See here for a Storify of the lively discussions.   Upcoming events Monitoring and Evaluation … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 23 October 2015
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Quote “The recently concluded 2015 European Conference of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) provided a refreshing eye-opener about current developments and challenges in academic publishing.  I benefited very much by participating in this conference, and also enjoyed meeting other international editors; and my sincere thanks to INASP, for facilitating and supporting this opportunity.” Thilini Rajapakse Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry Updates The latest AuthorAID online course started on 20 October 2015. The course includes over 1,200 participants and 20 facilitators from the AuthorAID community. One of the winners of the 2015 INASP/UNESCO Open Access Week competition, Dr Roshan Kumar Karn, has received a special recommendation from the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development for their work with Open Access in Nepal. This week is Open Access Week and we have been having lively discussion about open access on Twitter with our library community. This week the … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 19 October 2015
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Quote “Our mathematicians have been asking for these titles for some time, and we know that access will improve their productivity and strengthen the role of the library as part of campus research.” Janegrace K.Kinyanjui, University Librarian at Egerton University in Kenya, on the recent announcement of access to SIAM journals for institutions in 16 countries Updates The video of last week’s panel discussion on open access at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which included Communications Coordinator Siân Harris, is now available online. A grant from the VakaYiko project funded a recent two-day workshop in Nigeria to build the capacity of staff in the Health, Solid Waste Management and Sanitation agencies in Lagos to use data in service delivery. Upcoming events Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, winner of the latest INASP’s Journals Online workshop grant, will hold a workshop entitled ‘Training for Compliance with International Publishing Standards’ from 18-19 October 2015. Sioux … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 12 October 2015
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Quotes Sioux Cumming has received many positive messages in response to the recent introduction of iThenticate software through CrossCheck to editors of journals on the Sri Lanka Journals Online, Bangladesh Journals Online and Nepal Journals Online platforms. Here are three of the comments: “Thank you so much for your mail and the initiatives you are doing to enhance the quality of the articles published by the journals through the site Sri Lanka Journals online (SLJOL). This is another support INASP is giving to Sri Lanka to uplift the quality of Sri Lankan Journals, thanks once again.” “Yes, we would be interested in using CrossCheck. In the past we have had one or two articles that we suspected had some issues (re plagiarism) and we checked them manually. Having access to CrossCheck would be useful!” “We have a major problem with plagiarised articles, especially from foreign authors. All this time we … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 30 September 2015
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Quote “Library consortia representatives from 31 countries will meet at the International Coalition of Library Consortia meeting in Oslo next week. I am delighted that colleagues from the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium and Sri Lanka National Digital Library Consortium will be joining Anne Powell and me, presenting on their experiences as well as having the opportunity to learn from others.” Emma Farrow, Consortium Development Coordinator, INASP Updates Videos of the presentations from the 2015 Publishers for Development conference are now available. A new blog post by Executive Director Sue Corbett shares some insights from a recent INASP survey. The importance of information access for policymakers is the theme of a new post by Mai Skovgaard. Upcoming events INASP Associate Ravi Murugesan will be attending the 2015 World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) conference in Delhi, India from the 1st to 4th October. He will present a poster on the collaboration … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 24 September 2015
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Quote “Once access to e-resources is secured, it is important that these resources are being used. It is therefore great to see lively discussion among the librarians on our e-resources community of practice this week sharing ideas and experiences with each other on the topic of discoverability.” Mai Skovgaard, Programme Officer, Information Access Updates More than 100 developing-country researchers had signed up to a new AuthorAID online research writing course within two days of its announcement.  VakaYiko partner GINKS has released a series of video interviews from the recent VakaYiko consortium meeting held in Ghana: Ed Barney, Research Uptake Manager, DfID Ibrahim Inusah, Director, GINKS Mina Owuru, CDDG & Afrobarometer Anthony  Tsekpo, Consultant Godfred Frempong, CSIR Ghana Gilchriste Ndongwe, Programme Manager, ZeipNET Upcoming events From 29th September to 2nd October AuthorAID director Julie Walker will be in Madrid for a Latindex technical meeting. From 5th to 7th October, Emma Farrow … Continue reading

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