[Irtalk] Current status of OA policies in SA

Denise Nicholson Denise.Nicholson at wits.ac.za
Fri Jul 31 09:55:04 SAST 2015

Great news, as this is exactly what is keeping us from progressing in OA in SA.

From: Ina Smith [mailto:Ina at assaf.org.za]
Sent: 31 July 2015 09:54 AM
To: irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za; heligliasa at googlegroups.com
Subject: [Irtalk] Current status of OA policies in SA

Dear Colleagues

The NMMU - on Monday - hosted an excellent Open Access Seminar. Congratulations to Mr Robert Pearce (Library Director) and Ms Nomathongo Bell (Deputy Director: Bibliographic Services Library and Information Services, NMMU) for a job well done, and we are looking forward to great progress in terms of OA at NMMU.

A presentation on OA policies and the current state is available at http://www.slideshare.net/inaviljoensmith/open-access-policy-driving-access-to-research-ina-smith

UNESCO - during a consultative forum at the beginning of the year - invited countries to work with them on national OA policies for selected African countries. ASSAf has indicated that they would like to participate with UNESCO in developing a national SA OA Policy (slides 29-30). A concept proposal has been drafted, and the Committee for Scholarly Publishing in South Africa (CSPiSA) (to which the ASSAf Scholarly Publishing Unit reports), has approved this.

This is a long and extensive process, but will keep you posted.

Kind regards

Ina Smith
SciELO Planning Manager
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

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