Strengthening African Research Culture and Capacities
With over 250 African journals using PKP software to list their contents and abstracts in the African Journals Online program, PKP is seeking to (a) conduct research on current African utilization of online technologies in scholarly publishing and (b) support a move to publishing full texts online by conducting Online Scholarly Publishing workshops in 6-8 African research libraries. The research and workshops. led by Samuel Smith Esseh (UBC and KNUST), with assistance from Helena Asamoah-Hassan (KNUST) and Paiki Muswazi (Wits), will explore the feasibility of moving journal to online management and full-text publishing as a way to strengthen local research culture and knowledge building.
See the original project proposal for a full description of the workshop and research programs. This project is funded by International Development Research Council, Open Society Institute, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- Legon, Ghana - Project Launch, University of Ghana - Legon, October 26, 2006
- Kumasi, Ghana Workshop, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, November 25-26, 2007
- Kaduna and Ibadan, Nigeria Workshops, Kaduna State University, 3-4 April, 2007 and University of Ibadan, 11-12 April, 2007
- Johannesburg, South Africa Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, April 23-24, 2007
- Nairobi, Kenya Workshop, University of Nairobi, May 8-9, 2007
- Bellville, South Africa, University of the Western Cape Workshop, June 28-29, 2007
- Legon, Ghana Workshop, University of Ghana, December 12-13, 2007