[IRTalk] SUNScholar/Ranking - Libopedia - July 2016

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Thu Jul 28 11:02:30 SAST 2016

Dear Lazarus

One can definitely see the impact of not using open standards/open sources software, which is part of the philosophy of open access. It had a huge impact on the UJ repository, which is unfortunate.

Kind regards

From: Lazarus Matizirofa [mailto:lazarus.matizirofa at nrf.ac.za]
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:00 AM
To: Ina Smith <Ina at assaf.org.za>; Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson at gmail.com>; irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za
Cc: barries at uj.ac.za
Subject: Re: [IRTalk] SUNScholar/Ranking - Libopedia - July 2016

Dear Colleagues

Congratulations to SA's OA frontrunners, well done Hilton. I acknowledged your team's work at the NRF's Centres of Excellence Managers' Forum which was hosted at Stellenbosch yesterday.

Something to note, UJ was number 6 or 7 last ranking. Its repository moved to another commercial OA platform suddenly it slipped to the 50s in the African repository rankings!

Lazarus Matizirofa
Knowledge Management Corporate
National Research Foundation

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From: Ina Smith <Ina at assaf.org.za<mailto:Ina at assaf.org.za>>
Date:27/07/2016 21:34 (GMT+02:00)
To: Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson at gmail.com<mailto:hilton.gibson at gmail.com>>, irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za<mailto:irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za>
Subject: Re: [IRTalk] SUNScholar/Ranking - Libopedia - July 2016
Dear Hilton

Thank you so much for continuing to document the rankings so that it can be monitored. This helps quite a bit. Hopefully we can also do this for repositories all over Africa. It is of great help when trying to monitor own IR progress made, and to influence institutional strategy and policy. The visibility of research via the IR in the end contributes to the overall visibility of an individual university.

Congratulations to Stellenbosch University – 85 is the highest rank an African repository achieved this far. This is out of a total number of 2 271 internationally. The number of African repositories have grown quite a bit, and more and more they appear among the SA repositories, which is great. Slowly but surely Africa’s lost science is shared with the world, and is starting to have an impact, for others to benefit.

Kind regards

From: IRTalk [mailto:irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za] On Behalf Of Hilton Gibson
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:16 PM
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Subject: [IRTalk] SUNScholar/Ranking - Libopedia - July 2016

​Hi All,

The July 2016 Webometrics ratings have been released.
See: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/Ranking_africa

Well done to those who achieved or improved their ranking!​



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