ERIC Number: EJ1006467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Open Access Initiatives in Africa--Structure, Incentives and Disincentives
Nwagwu, Williams E.
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v39 n1 p3-10 Jan 2013
Building open access in Africa is imperative not only for African scholars and researchers doing scientific research but also for the expansion of the global science and technology knowledgebase. This paper examines the structure of homegrown initiatives, and observes very low level of awareness prevailing in the higher educational institutions and research institutes, organizations and governments. Increasing penetration of internet as well as growing proficiency in its use account for any evidence of OA movement in the region. The absence of interest and willingness of governments and policy makers to take a role in building the movement in the region makes any observed progress a fragmented one.
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Scientific Research, Incentives, Internet, Higher Education, Government (Administrative Body), Organizations (Groups), Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa