Open Access (OA) and Institutional Repository (IR) Workshop

Open Access (OA) and Institutional Repository (IR): New models for scholarly communication workshop was held from 12 – 13 June 2007, Accra Ghana.

I was part of the participants during the workshop which was held at the ICT Directorate of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Open Access activist from all over the world shared their works and achievements.

I could not really understand the technical terms used from the beginning, i grub-loaded as the sessions went on.

I was suppose to be designing a portal for a digital village project but my supervisor asked me to sub for him at this workshop.

Interestingly everyone there had something to do with books and libraries which i did not have much of an Idea of.
1. Catherine Dubbeld
2. Susan Veldsman
3.Smith Essah
4.Charl Roberts
5.Helena Asamoah-Hassan
6. Dr. Dale Peters
7. Monica Hammes

Though I was enjoying the presentations, I could not wait to get back to the hotel where we lodged. ERATA Hotel. The food and everything was great.

Henry Addo came over with his laptop so we could work on a project overnight. Well that did not actually happen because we were busy doing our individual stuff.

In all I have learned that the way forward for our literature archiving bodies is digitization.
Though I have heard of a lot of elibrary opensource materials I really got to learn some kewl ones like DSpace, Greenstone, Fedora/*** ,etc

We all made some plans about what we were going to do later when we got back to our institutions.

Mine was to do what i did best. Play around the packages and see if I can set it up somewhere.
There is a lot to say but thats all i can say for now.

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