- Staff quote
“The Journals Online (JOL) handovers are now gaining momentum. In particular, the Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) manager and the editors have loaded 100% of the content since the beginning of the year. In Nepal, despite the tragic consequences of the recent earthquakes, 70% of the content has been loaded locally, showing their commitment to their journals and Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL). The new Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) website has been officially launched in conjunction with Ubiquity Press and the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka and the local team have also developed an ambitious promotion strategy for SLJOL. Finally, preparations are at an advanced stage for the First JOL Managers Meeting being held in Vancouver in August where the management teams will discuss archiving issues, publication ethics, business plans, communications strategies and the proposed journal classification scheme.”
Sioux Cumming, Programme Manager, Journals Online
- Jon Harle is in Kenya this week talking to members of the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium, reviewing progress of the consortium’s strategy plan for managing e-resource access.
- Next week many INASP staff will be in Africa, for the annual VakaYiko consortium meeting, which will be held in Ghana, and the African Regional Meeting for library consortia, which will be in Ethiopia. Follow updates from the two meeting using the hashtags #VY2015 and #inaspAfrica respectively.
- In preparation for next week’s meetings, we have added to INASP’s facts and figures collection, with new factsheets published about our work with Ethiopia and Kenya.
- Upcoming events
- From 27th to 31st July representatives of library consortia from across Africa will meet together in Ethiopia for the African Regional Meeting. The objective of this meeting, which will include representatives from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, will be to support our consortium partners as they develop further as organizations with the strength to secure, provide and manage access to e-resources.
- From 28th to 30th July the VakaYiko consortium will hold its annual meeting at GINKS’ headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
- From 29th to 31st July we will be organizing a pedagogical skills follow-up workshop for teaching staff at the University Dar es-Salaam Information Studies Programme.
- From 10th to 11th August managers of the Journals Online platforms and INASP staff will meet in Vancouver, Canada.
- Recent publications
- Africa meeting supports sustainability of library consortia – INASP News, July 23, 2015
Africa meeting will promote sustainable development of INASP library consortium partners through stronger network and collective thinking.
- VakaYiko Consortium members meet for second annual meeting – INASP news, July 22, 2015
Members of the VakaYiko Consortium will come together in Ghana next week for their second annual meeting.
- Guardian article draws on INASP experience in considering global research partnerships – INASP News, July 22, 2015
INASP staff and board quoted prominently in recent Guardian article.
- Kenya facts and figures – INASP Publications, July 22, 2015
Facts and figures about INASP’s work with Kenya, prepared for visits by INASP staff in July 2015.
- Ethiopia facts and figures – INASP Publication, July 22, 2015
Facts and figures about INASP’s work with Ethiopia, prepared for visits by INASP staff in July 2015.
- Tip of the Week #243 – AuthorAID, July 22, 2015
Seeking feedback on an early draft of a manuscript can save you time. Don’t wait till you have spent months before seeking expert advice.
- Social media and metrics at core of new SLJOL platform – INASP News, July 21, 2015
Shift to Ubiquity Press hosting prompts site overhaul, shaped by INASP and Sri Lanka’s National Science Foundation.
- Why collaborating in the research sector is mutually beneficial for consortia, publishers and donors – Practising Development, July 20, 2015
As Research Uptake Manager in the Evidence into Action team at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Ed Barney manages INASP funding on behalf of DFID. In this guest post, he reflects on the recent Publishers for Development conference.
- External coverage
- Last day to apply! Travel grants for developing country researchers – Health Information Updates to and from Africa, July 21, 2015
- How can we improve the availability and use of health research in developing countries? – BMJ blog, July 20, 2015
- AuthorAID Workshop Grant – SciDevNet, July 20, 2015
- Enhancing health policymakers’ information literacy capacity for policymaking on control of infectious diseases of poverty in Nigeria – Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, July 15, 2015
- AuthorAID Small Grants for Conference Participation, Organizing Workshops and Conducting Online Trainings – CSR in Action, July 3, 2015