[Irtalk] Next Wider Gautegn IR Forum meeting?

Denise Nicholson Denise.Nicholson at wits.ac.za
Thu Apr 16 16:53:24 SAST 2015

Hi Leti,

How are you keeping?   I  just wondered when you wanted to hold the next Wider Gauteng IR Forum's meeting? You said that UP would be able to host it, instead of it being at Witgs.

In view of the NRF's Open Access policy, perhpas we should get a few speakers to address this issue.  The NRF expects academics who get their funding to deposit copies of their publications in an accredited repository, but they don't say what accredited means.  The Library is trying to come to grips with this by looking at international standards, etc. but I think all the Forum members will be experiencing the same problem and perhaps we could discuss it at the next meeting and come up with some standards and criteria, or at least a checklist, to take the matter forward.

Some suggested speakers:   Wim Hertzog from NRF (he spoke at the NRF workshop recently (I couldn't attend) and perhaps he could give the same talk about accredition, trusted repositories, etc.
Also, Lucia Webster from HSRC could speak on their approach to this topic and Nina Lewin, Wits Data Librarian, could perhaps speak on setting up a checklist or criteria which SA institutions could follow.

What do you think?


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