[Irtalk] Scholarly communication: the challenge and impact of open access (OA) and institutional repositories (IRs), a South African perspective

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue May 6 10:06:20 SAST 2014

*The presentation reviews the impact of open access (OA) and how research
institutes and​  universities have in many ways been agents of significant
knowledge production in South Africa.*
 As one of the institutional repository (IR) managers in South Africa, the
researcher views the
 axis of information, communication and technology (ICTs), OA and IRs as
enablers for local
 scholarly communication and knowledge production that should all be
embraced by universities
 and research institutions in South Africa, and the rest of the African

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