[Irtalk] Call for Papers: 1st National Conference hosted by Botswana Library Consortium: “Open Access drive and Digital Scholarship in Africa”

Elsabe Olivier Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za
Tue Jun 12 14:57:59 SAST 2012

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Call for Papers: 1st National Conference hosted/organized by Botswana Library Consortium (BLC) 24-25 October 2012, Botswana (venue to be announced soon)
Theme: “Open Access drive and Digital Scholarship in Africa” 
“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review” Peter Suber http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm
Open Access (OA) Week is organized to raise awareness, celebrate the progress, share benefits and experiences about providing free online access to research results and their use for socio-economic development. To commemorate the Open Access Week, this year the OA Sub-Committee of the Botswana Library Consortium (BLC) is organizing a two-day conference 24-25 October 2012. The Conference intends to bring together universities, research institutes, colleges, government departments, media, societal publishers, funding agencies, and libraries to share ideas on open-access publishing, policies, access to information, economic benefits and advocacy. 
The conference organizers are calling for abstracts on a range of sub-themes, but not limited to:
Sub - themes
Open Access and its promotion at institutional and national level
Open Access advocacy, adoption and promotion in Africa 
Open Access and socio-economic development in Africa
Open Access repositories at institutional and national level
Open Access publishing services and software
Open Access and knowledge management
Electronic theses and dissertations in an Open Access environment
Impact of Open Access on digital scholarship 
Copyright or Intellectual property rights in an Open Access environment
New approaches to conduct and communicate research and alternative publication methods 
Open Access initiatives and benefits in Africa
Open Access policies & strategies at institutional and national level
Models of financially sustained funding programs for Open Access
Role of information professionals in Open access movement
§  Infrastructure and resources for Open Access in Africa
§  The future of Open Access in Africa
§  Building collaborative partnerships for Open Access drives in Africa
Last Dates
30th June 2012: Submission of abstracts 
28th July 2012: Notification of acceptance of abstracts 
25th August 2012: Submissions of full papers 
8th September 2012: Notification of acceptance of full papers 
Contact Person: All the correspondence and queries should be referred to:
Prof Priti Jain
Tel: + (267) 355-5086
E-mail: jainp at mopipi.ub.bw 
Copy to: Reason Baathuli Nfila
Tel: + (267) 355-2300
E-Mail: nfilar at mopipi.ub.bw
Author’s Guide
Title of conference paper (Calibri body, 14; sentence case; centre)
First name + Surname (Calibri body, 12)
Job Title
City, Country
Same info/same style for each additional authors
Abstract: Italic, Calibri body, 9; A brief and informative between 200 to 300 words. Align left, but justify text under your abstract;
Keywords: Maximum seven key words that closely identify key issues addressed in your paper;
Font style & size: Calibri body, 12 throughout the paper;
Use English: UK English and the same spell checker
Paragraphing:  using Tab key rather than spacing 
Reference: American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing style should be used for all reference sources and the list of reference should be produced in alphabetical order. 
Length of a full paper: Maximum length of the paper should not exceed 3,500 words (inclusive of abstract, references/bibliography);
Line spacing: 1.5 and full justification; 
Page number: Insert page numbers at the bottom aligned centre;
Tables and figures: All tables and figures should be numbered sequentially. 
Captions should be clear and simple, although sufficient information should be provided for the table or figure to be understood without further reference to the text. 
Bibliographic Note: Each paper should be submitted with a brief bibliographic note about the author not exceeding five lines. 

Elsabe Olivier 
Manager: Open Scholarship
NDLTD Board Member
Department Library Services
Office 4.16.1
University of Pretoria
PO Box 12411
Hatfield, PRETORIA
South Africa

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