Nairobi, Kenya Workshop
May 9th and 10th, 2007
The Nairobi University in Kenya was the venue for the 5th International Workshop on Scholarly Publishing organized by the Public Knowledge Project. The workshop which took place on May 9th and 10th, 2007, was attended by an average of 51 motivated researchers, journal editors, postgraduate students, librarians, and IT administrators.
While none of the journals published at the University of Nairobi are online and none of the participants reported the existence of online journals from their institutions, the benefits of online publishing were fully appreciated.
The workshop was well received and participants expressed a willingness to embrace the free, open source software for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals, Online Journal Systems (OJS). Participants were mindful of the ICT infrastructure challenges in their institutions. Unanimously, detailed follow up training to enable the usage of OJS and to publish online was requested.
After the workshop, the universities authorities had a meeting with the PKP resource persons on how best they can be assisted to give online presence to some of their journals using OJS.
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