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Join a series of LIBSENSE online meetings “Co-designing collaborative free and open source open access publishing infrastructures”, organised by WACREN, EIFL and the Coko Foundation. We welcome editors and publishers, researchers, librarians and tool builders. 

Previously scheduled as a side event in the now cancelled WACREN 2020 conference, this first of four online meetings took place on June 24 and focused on the audit of needs and tools: 

  • Needs assessment for open access scholarly publishing in Africa

  • Open source tools and services for publishing books, journals and textbooks

  • Training and support needs 

The meeting notes are here.  There is also a recording of the meeting.

The second monthly call will take place on July 29th at 09:00 - 10:30 UTC

Topic:  Identifying requirements and areas for collaboration on shared free and open source open access publishing infrastructure in Africa


The meetings that follow in August, and September (dates TBC) will focus on

  • Designing training and support programmes and
  • Framing the Coalition for Open Access Publishing Infrastructures in Africa: tools, training, hosting, and advice.

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