[Irtalk] LIASA Open Access Week Virtual Kick-off Event 17 October 2014

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Thu Oct 9 14:46:24 SAST 2014

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Dear Colleagues

LIASA Open Access Week Virtual Kick-off Event

Libraries from all spheres play an important role in making information accessible to its communities. An informed nation is an educated nation.

LIASA announced its commitment to Open Access during the LIASA Annual Conference held in East London from 3-7 October 2012. During this event LIASA signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Other highlights included the establishment of a LIASA Open Access Standing Committee, and the scholarly journal of the association, the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science<http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub>, under editorship of Prof Jaya Raju, going Open Access.

This year LIASA has gone further by including Open Access Week - celebrated worldwide from 20-26 October - as one of its corporate projects. It is therefore a huge privilege to invite all libraries to join us for the following webinar:

Open Access week kick-off event, to be presented by Segametsi Molawa, LIASA President (2014-2016)

Date: Friday, 17 October 2014

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual venue: http://tex.sun.ac.za<http://tex.sun.ac.za/>

Please register (for communication purposes/e-mail us): Click here <http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/liasa/loaw2014/schedConf/registration>

Inquiries: plt at sun.ac.za<mailto:plt at sun.ac.za> or ingrid.thomson at sun.ac.za<mailto:ingrid.thomson at uct.ac.za>

Should you not have the required facilities (Internet connection, access to http://tex.sun.ac.za<http://tex.sun.ac.za/> and sound), please partner with other libraries close by.

On behalf of LIASA
Ina Smith
Planning Manager
Scholarly Publishing Unit
Academy of Science of South Africa
Tel.: +27 12 349 6641
E-mail: ina at assaf.org.za

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