[FoME] Conference Scholarly Communication on Africa

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Di Sep 5 14:23:58 CEST 2006

Bridging the North-South Divide in Scholarly Communication on Africa. Threats and Opportunities in the Digital era 

Date:  September 6, 2006 to September 8, 2006 
Place:  Kenniscentrum Leiden, Archimedesweg 31, 2333 CM Leiden, The Netherlands 

The CODESRIA-ASC Conference Series 2006: Electronic Publishing and Dissemination

Convened by 
Afrika-Studiecentrum (ASC)
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

The conference is made possible thanks to a subsidy from the Ministry of Foreign affairs through the Development Policy Review Network Initiative (DPRN).

Submission of papers
56 abstracts have been submitted and 25 have been selected by the steering committee of the conference.


Wednesday 6 September 2006
12:00 - 13:00 Registrations and Financial administration
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Opening by Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi
14:15 - 15:00 Keynote speech by dr. Paul F. Wouters
15:00 - 17:30 Paper Session: Academic knowledge for development in Africa 
18:00 Diner in town

Thursday 7 September 2006
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote speech by Prof. Peter Johan Lor
10:00 - 12:00 Paper Session: Bibliometrics and citations
12:00 Lunch (Faculty of Social Sciences)
14:00 - 17:00 Paper session: Publishing models for Africa
17:00 - 17:30 Official launch of Connecting-Africa 
18:00 Buffet diner in town (offered by the University of Leiden: Open Access Leiden)

Friday 8 September 2006
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote speech by Mr Olivier Sagna
10:00 - 12:00 Paper Session: The effects of ICTs on scholarly communication
12:00 - 12:15 Closing by Prof. Leo de Haan
12:30 Lunch (offered by Brill Academic Publishers)

Paper Sessions

Wednesday 6 September - 15:00 - 17:30 Paper Session - Academic knowledge for development in Africa 
Chair: Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi (CODESRIA, Dakar)

1. (8) Name: Arunachalam Subbiah
Affiliation: M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India
Paper: Open Access inevitable for not only science and scholarship in Africa but also for overall development.

2. (42) Name: Mike Powell
Affiliation: Development consultant, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Paper: Which knowledge? Whose reality? An overview of knowledge used in the development sector

3. (51) Name: Frederick Kintu
Affiliation: Programme Manager of the Information Society Foundation (ISF), Kampala, Uganda
Paper: Manifestations of Scholarly Communication in Africa: The Case of the Uganda Health Information Network. 

4. (50) Name: Eve Gray
Affiliation: International Policy Fellow. Open Society Institute, Budapest and Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town.
Paper: At the South-eastern Frontier: the impact of higher education policy on African research publication.

5. (3) Name: Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome
Affiliation: Brooklyn College, City University of NewYork, Department of Political Science
Paper: Spinning an African Academy into the World Wide Web: the Liberatory and Democratic Potential of African Scholarship in Cyberspace 

6. (56) Name: Jennifer A. De Beer
Affiliation: eIFL / SIVULILE
Paper: Open Access in developing and transition countries: eIFL and a view from South Africa

Thursday 7 September - 10:00 - 12:00 Paper Session - Bibliometrics and citations
Chair: Dr M.E. de Bruijn (ASC, Leiden)

1. (7) Name: Robert J.W. Tijssen
Affiliation: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, The Netherlands
Paper: Measuring international scientific impact of local research in developing countries: an African case study

2. (11) Name: Williams Ezinwa Nwagwu
Affiliation: Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Paper: Organising and monitoring research production and performance in Africa: towards an Africa Citation Index.

3. (21) Name: Omoverere Agarin
Affiliation: Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 
Paper: Link Analysis and Web Impact of Nigerian Universities

4. (36) Name: Elizabeth le Roux
Affiliation: Director University of South Africa Press (Unisa Press), Pretoria, South Africa
Paper: Evaluating the Success of Scholarly Publishing

5. (46) Name: Marlon Domingus
Affiliation: Project Manager Open access Leiden, University Library of Leiden, The Netherlands
Paper: Research Unleashed?

Thursday 7 September - 14:00 - 17:00 Paper session - Publishing models for Africa
Chair: Titia van der Werf (ASC, Leiden)

1. (45) Name: Jean Pierre Benoît Idrissa Diouf
Affiliation: Conservateur des bibliothèques, CODICE, CODESRIA, Dakar
Paper: La publication académique en panne: Quelles perspectives pour l'Afrique ?

2. (1) Name: Cyril Belshaw 
Affiliation: The AnthroGlobe Journal
Paper: From Print to Internet - an Editor's Experience

3. (24) Name: Daisy Ouya
Affiliation: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Kenya
Paper: Open Access survey of Africa-published journals

4. (33) Name: Garry Rosenberg
Affiliation: Director HSRC Press, Cape Town.
Paper: Open Access Publishing in an African Academic Press and the Development of an 'Intellectual Commons' of Knowledge on Africa.

5. (12) Name: John Paul Anbu Koilpillai
Affiliation: Head of the Periodicals section of the University of Swaziland Libraries
Paper: Institutional Repositories: Time for African Universities to Consolidate the Digital Divide

6. (52) Name: Jacob Jaygbay
Affiliation: Managing Editor, JEPS Publishing Services, Ltd., Annandale, Virginia, USA
Paper: Consortia Repositories and Content Management for African Scholarly publishers

7. (57) Name: Joed Elich 
Affiliation: Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden
Paper: Electronic Publishing - some thoughts and ideas for the future.

Friday 8 September - 10:00 - 12:00 Paper Session - The effects of ICTs on scholarly communication
Chair: Prof. Dr. A.J. Dietz (Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam)

1. (6) Name: Christine W. Kanyengo
Affiliation: University of Zambia Medical Library
Paper: Managing Digital Information Resources in Africa: Preserving the Integrity of Scholarship

2. (10) Name: Diston Chiweza
Affiliation: University of Malawi 
Paper: The Potential for Virtual Library Services to Promote Teaching and Research and Reduce the Digital Divide: A Case Study of the University of Malawi

3. (25) Name: Miriam Conteh-Morgan, 
Affiliation: Associate Professor Linguistics, French, and African Studies Bibliographer
The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus (Ohio).
Paper: Weaving Other Anansi Webs: Developing the Electronic Literary Map of Africa

4. (26) Name: George Shibanda Gundu
Affiliation: Ag. University College Librarian, Western University College of Science & 
Technology, Kakamega. Kenya
Paper: Enhancing e-journal Use in Kenyan Universities

5. (22) Name: Sofiane Bouhdiba
Affiliation: Professeur de Démographie à l'Université de Tunis
Paper: L'Université Numérique Tunisienne à l'ère du sommet mondial des sciences de l'information: mythe ou réalité?

The conference is open to participants on an invitational basis and is restricted to a maximum of 45 participants.

For information about the programme, please contact: 
Ms Titia van der Werf
Email: vanderwerf at ascleiden.nl 

Mr Abou Moussa Ndongo
Tel: +221 8259822; +221 8259823
Fax: +221 8241289
Email: abou.ndongo at codesria.sn  

For information about the conference logistics, please contact:
Email: asc at ascleiden.nl 
Tel: +31 (0)71 5273372

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