Weekly highlights – 22 April 2015


Each week we collect together highlights from across INASP’s work. Here are some of the things we communicated about over the past week.

1. Staff Highlight

“I am proud of the recent rollout of our online course ‘Copyright and Licensing of Research Publications’ for a group of librarians in Ghana who are associated with CARLIGH (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana). The course was offered for a four-week duration on INASP Moodle, our online learning platform. The participants completed lessons, took quizzes to check their understanding, and contributed to structured discussions on matters such as clauses in publishers’ licences, copyright abuse, and raising awareness of copyright and licensing within their institution. The course was completed by 21 participants and the feedback has been very positive. I hope that this course will reach many more consortia and librarians in the developing world.”

Ravi Murugesan, INASP Associate

 2. Updates

      • Some of INASP’s evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) team are currently in Ghana, delivering an EIPM course with VakaYiko partner GINKS. Follow updates on Twitter.
      • On Thursday 16 April, Communications Coordinator @SianHarris8 spoke about INASP at the 2015 ScholarOne User Conference in Lisbon (hashtag: #S1UC15)
      • A leaflet guiding publishers on responsible engagement with developing countries is available here. This leaflet was initially produced for the recent UKSG conference and the issues raised will guide discussions at the upcoming Publishers for Development conference.
      • We have added a new “Photo of the month” section on our homepage to help to illustrate some of the situations in which INASP’s work and to celebrate some of the beautiful scenery, landmarks and culture in our partner countries. This month’s photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March by Programme Officer Andy Nobes.

3. Recent publications

Publishers for Development conference 2015 April 20, 2015

Guest Post: From an AuthorAID Travel Grant Recipient April 19, 2015

VakaYiko delivers evidence-informed policy making course in Ghana April 17, 2015

Presentation discusses challenges and opportunities for southern research April 16, 2015

 4. External Coverage

Bridging the research knowledge divide – interview with Sue Corbett in Research Information, Apr/May 2015

SCICOMM 25 (“the week’s 25 most talked about science communication stories”, featuring at number 17 an INASP blog about research communication via social media), April 17, 2015

Digital Publishing: Business Models and Rights Management – Sokoine University of Agriculture, April 10, 2015

INASP support for authors in LDCs – ALPSP Alert, March 31, 2015

Getting involved in international development activities: UK initiatives and hidden benefitsHealth Information and Libraries Journal, February 13, 2015

Webliographical guide for writing in a medical journalRawal Medical Journal

Updates On Mak-Network OptimizationMakerere University


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