If you want to work collaboratively to design free and open source open access publishing infrastructure in Africa, please get out your diary! On Tuesday, March 17 in Cotonou (Benin), please plan to join Coko Founder Adam Hyde, WACREN’s Omo Oaiya, and Iryna Kuchma from EIFL for a workshop on the subject. Registration is open to all (publishers, researchers, technologists), and free. At the same time, if travel cost is a burden, some limited funding is available, so please reach out.
Attendees can expect to participate in the following:
- To conduct a high-level audit of needs for open access scholarly publishing in Africa (open source tools and services for publishing books, journals, textbooks, micropublications)
- To discuss training needs and define training and support programmes
- To share experiences and identify areas for collaborations around shared free and open source open access publishing infrastructure
- To frame the Coalition for Open Access Publishing Infrastructures in Africa: tools, training, hosting and advice across Africa for all those that want it
If this sounds interesting to you, please register here and explain how you would like to contribute to the workshop. The workshop organizers will get in touch with you to confirm your participation in the workshop, which is being organized by WACREN, EIFL in partnership with Coko.