“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
- 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:
- 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 and Anne Powell will be in Oslo for ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia).
- Sioux Cumming, Andy Nobes and Julie Walker will be accompanied by five winners of JOL grants to the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) including Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Seminar on 12th and 13th October in London.
- Communications coordinator Siân Harris will participate in a panel discussion on open access at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 15th October.
- Recent publications
- Tip of the Week #252 – 23 September, 2015
To ensure that any lettering will be large enough to read, reduce the figure to its expected printed size, advises Bernard Appiah.
- VakaYiko – two years and already making an impact – Practising Development, 22 September, 2015
Clara Richards looks back on the first two years of the VakaYiko evidence-informed policy making project.
- Enrolment open: AuthorAID Online Course in Research Writing – AuthorAID, 22 September, 2015
We are pleased to announce our upcoming online course in research writing.
- Guest Post: Good Practices in Sharing Professional Information on Social Media – AuthorAID, 21 September, 2015
Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter play an increasing role in connecting researchers across the world. Here are some tips to remember when using social media to share professional information. Guest post by Parvathy Hariharan.
- INASP DATA CHALLENGE: An opportunity to showcase your research findings – AuthorAID, 21 September, 2015
INASP is working with the international media organization SciDev.Net to use data visualization techniques to representation and share research data and findings.
- Latest video emphasizes ethical publishing in Tanzania – INASP News, 21 September, 2015
A new video by the Strengthening Tanzanian Publishing (TZAP) project highlights issues in plagiarism, copyright and ethical conduct in academic publishing in Tanzania.
- Journals Online grants take journal editors to conference – INASP News, 17 September, 2015
INASP’s Journals Online (JOL) project has announced the winners of the Small Grants 2015. These grants are awarded to editors of journals hosted on INASP JOLs platforms to attend the 2015 European Conference of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) and Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) meeting, which will be held in London from 12-13 October 2015.
- External coverage
- Science in the South – International Innovation, 23 September, 2015
Opinion article by INASP’s Executive Director Sue Corbett.
- INASP’s Sue Corbett Talks Principles of Responsible Engagement for Developing Global Markets – ALPSP, 16 September, 2015
Video of Sue’s talk at the recent ALPSP conference.
- September newsletter – Africa Evidence Network (AEN), 18 September, 2015
Includes the series of video interviews from the recent VakaYiko consortium meeting.