“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
- 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 Cumming will be travelling to AJOL in Grahamstown, South Africa from 18-22 October in order to participate in the training of interns who will be assessing journals, against the Journal Quality Tiers. This methodology for assessing the quality of journals, will be rolled out across the JOL platforms.
- Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network (ZeipNET), in partnership with the US Embassy Public Affairs Section Food for Thought series, will be hosting a knowledge café on Evidence Informed Policy Making: Success, Challenges and Opportunities on 20 October 2015.
- Recent publications
- Workshop grant builds capacity of Bangladeshi journal editors – INASP News, 16 October, 2015
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 18-19th October 2015.
- INASP and SIAM agreement brings free journal access to 1350 institutions in 16 countries – INASP News, 15 October, 2015
INASP and SIAM agreement brings free journal access to 1350 institutions in 16 countries.
- INASP participates in open-access discussions at Frankfurt Book Fair – INASP News, 14 October, 2015
On Thursday 15th October INASP’s Communications Coordinator Siân Harris participated in a panel discuss about open access in a meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
- Tip of the Week #255 – AuthorAID, 14 October, 2015
Avoid including information that does not contribute much to your text, writes Bernard Appiah
- VakaYiko grant supports use of data in service delivery in Nigeria – INASP News, 13 October, 2015
A grant from the INASP-led VakaYiko project is supporting the “Improving Information Literacy for Urban Service Planning and Delivery (INFO-LIT)” project in Nigeria, which recently piloted training workshops in Lagos.
- A Resource Roundup – AuthorAID, 11 October, 2015
Recent resources in English, Spanish, and Chinese
- External coverage
- Experiences from government institutions: how can we deal better with context? – Politics & Ideas, 16 October, 2015
- OPEN ACCESS FOR ALL (OA4A) PROJECT PHASE TWO – Open Access Week, 16 October, 2015
- Open Access, The Next Wave – Copyright Clearance Center’s Beyond the Book podcast, 15 October, 2015
- Call for Applications: AuthorAID Gender Grants 2015 – Indonesian Nursing, 14 October, 2015
- CPPA Pilots the VAKA-YIKO Information Literacy for Urban Service Delivery – CPPA Research, 13 October, 2015
- INASP’s Journals Online project introduces iThenticate to editors in developing countries – Knowledgespeak, 12 October, 2015
- International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) Professional Development Grant – LATINA in Africa blog, 10 September, 2015