Open Access Leadership Summit, Gaborone, Botswana

2007
The Open Access Leadership Summit was held in Gaborone, Botswana on the 20-21 November 2007. The Summit brought together the finest minds on Open Access and experienced practitioners. 


Workshop Presentations: 
Open Access Leadership Summit : Day One (20/11/2007)

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The Silent Continent: research publication policy in Africa and the global knowledge divide Ms Eve Gray, Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
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If only African Research were out there! Why Open Access is the answer. Dr Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives Ltd., UK
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Open Access: A Human Rights Perspective Ms Amanda Barratt, Law Librarian, University of Cape Town
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Implementing an Open Access Policy for Scholarly Publishing in South Africa Prof. Wieland Gevers, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa
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"Centering the Knowledge Periphery through Open Access: Case Studies and Best Practices" Mr Leslie Chan, Associate Director of Bioline International, Toronto University, Canada
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"Protecting Traditional Knowledge, Stimulating Research and Sustaining Creativity: an Intellectual Property Perspective." Mr Wend Wendland, Head, Traditional Creativity, Cultural Expressions
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The Open journal System: Ensuring a Journal's Economic Sustainability, While Increasing Access to Knowledge Mr Samuel Smith Esseh, University of British Columbia / Public Knowledge Project, Canada
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Open Access and the Public Interest in copyright Prof. Enyinna Nwauche, African Legal Studies, River States University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Access to Information: A metter of Social Justice Prof. Johannes Britz, Professor & Dean, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milkwaukee, USA


Open Access Leadership Summit: Day Two (21/11/2007)

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Open Access and Success: the experiences in the Open University Dr Christina Lloyd, Head of Teaching and Learner Support, The Open University, UK
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Institutional Repositories - Why they are important for African Research Dr Hussein Suleman - Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Getting 'buy-in' from Faculty and Management: UP's success story Ms Monica Hammes, Assistant Director: Scholarship Issues and Quality Assurance, Academic Information Service, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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Setting up IR's in African Institutions - eIFL initiatives Ms Susan Veldsman, Electronic Information for Libraries Network (eIFL.net)
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Regional Overview: Zimbabwe Mr Jasper Maenzanise, Zimbabwe Open University Library
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Regional Overview: South Africa Prof. Derek Keats, University of Western Cape, South Africa
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Regional Overview: South Africa Dr Dale Peters. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
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Regional Overview: Kenya Ms Laura Agaba Byaruhanga, Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
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Panel Presentation: African Access to Knowledge Alliance Mrs Denise Nicholson, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa


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