IR and OA Initiatives in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ubogu, Felix
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-17T08:00:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-17T08:00:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8949
dc.description.abstract Early IR and OA initiatives in Africa began in 1998, before the term OA was current. • Rhodes University (RU) in South Africa mounted its first digital thesis on the World Wide Web in 1998; it became the first institution in Africa to do so. Other grey literature also gathered. • RU, like many institutions in South Africa, has developed an OA repository, using EPrintsoftware, containing other digital knowledge products. • The Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD) programme of the Association of African Universities (AAU), which was designed to improve management and access to African scholarly work, was a precursor to the development of OA repositories by institutions which participated in the programme. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ICADLA, conference, digital library, archive, OA, IR, Africa en_US
dc.title IR and OA Initiatives in Africa en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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