[Irtalk] Announcement of the winner and runners-up of the Open Access Award for Developing countries!
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On Jan 9, 2012 1:25 PM, "Elsabe Olivier" <Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues
> Congratulations to Ina Smith from Stellenbosch University, who was
> announced as one of the runners-up of the Open Access Award for Developing
> countries! See EIFL e-mail below for more details.
> The winner of the inaugural award is Dr Francis Jayakanth of the National
> Centre for Scientific Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
> *Elsabe Olivier*
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> Subject: [EIFLoa] EPT OA Award Announcement 2011
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> [Forwarded message from Ept ept at biostrat.demon.co.uk]
> *Press Release January 1st 2012*
> INAUGURAL EPT AWARD for OPEN ACCESS
> *The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development is pleased to announce the
> winners of a new annual award to be made to individuals working in
> developing countries who have made a significant personal contribution to
> advancing the cause of open access and the free exchange of research
> findings. *
> We received 30 proposals from organisations in 17 developing countries on
> four continents, naming individuals who have worked hard to promote Open
> Access and who have achieved substantial progress. The selection of a
> single winner was extremely difficult as we received nominations for so
> many individuals who have made impressive strides by any or all of the
> following means:-
> - establishing OA institutional repositories;
> - setting up or encouraging conversion to OA journals;
> - achieving establishment of OA mandates requiring research to be OA on
> publication, or other policy developments;
> - advocating OA via seminars, publications, workshops, videos;
> - training others in the technology of setting up IRs;
> - preparing and establishing e-learning projects;
> - working towards the acceptance of Creative Commons licensing
> arrangements for research publications;
> - developing software for use in OA practices.
> Because of the high standard of the applicants, we have decided to name a
> single winner, but also to recognise three other individuals who were very
> close runners-up. All will receive a certificate and the winner will
> receive in addition an engraved plaque in the next few weeks.
> We are very happy to announce that the winner of the inaugural award is *Dr
> Francis Jayakanth* of the National Centre for Scientific Information,
> Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Dr Jayakanth played a
> significant role in the establishment of India?s first institutional
> repository (IR) (http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in). He now manages the IR and
> has provided technical support for establishing IRs in many other
> universities and institutes in India. He has been the key resource person
> at many events to train people in setting up IRs and OA journals. He has
> delivered presentations on IRs, OA journals, the OAI protocol, OAI
> compliance, the benefits of OA to authors and institutions and the role of
> libraries. He has developed a free and open source software tool (CDSOAI),
> which is widely used.
> *The Indian Institute of Science is the most prestigious institute in **
> India** and its IR now holds >31,400 records, making the century-old
> institute's research far more globally visible than before. The University
> Grants Commission in **India** has been impressed by the IISC?s IR and has
> directed all universities in **India** to replicate this effort*.
> Francis Jayakanth can indeed be considered an OA ?renaissance man?, an
> advocate and technical expert in all aspect of Open Access development and
> an inspiration to all, both at the research and policy level.
> The EPT is proud to congratulate Dr Jayakanth as our first Award winner. We
> believe this Award and the example of our first winner will inspire many
> others and lead to similarly impressive nominations in 2012.
> The runners-up for this award were (in alphabetical order):
> - *Ina Smith*, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa;
> - *Tatyan Zayseva*, Khazar University, Azerbaijan;*
> - Xiaolin Zhang*, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science.
> The EPT wishes to congratulate them and *all* who have been proposed, since
> without exception they have made a significant personal contribution to the
> sharing of research findings across the world. We will be sharing some of
> their stories and successes on our blog over the next few weeks.
> Electronic Publishing Trust for Development
> Web site http://www.epublishingtrust.org
> Ept Blog http://www.epublishingtrust.blogspot.com
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