Weekly highlights – 23 July 2015
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  1. 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

  1. Updates
  • 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.
  1. 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.
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