Academic journal article African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science

IAALD Africa Chapter Holds Second Conference

Academic journal article African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science

IAALD Africa Chapter Holds Second Conference

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The International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists announces and invites papers for the Second IAALD Africa Chapter Conference 13 - 17 July 2009, Accra, Ghana. The theme of the conference is Towards Opening Access to Information & Knowledge in the Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Africa. The conference aims to initiate discussions and debate among the participants on open access to information and knowledge in agricultural sciences and technology produced in public research institutes and academic institutions in Africa. The IAALD Africa Chapter invites proposals for oral presentations and posters for the following sub-themes from researchers, academicians, policy makers, information professionals, farmers, publishers and international organizations involved in the generation or management or dissemination or use of knowledge in agricultural sciences and technology in Africa. Individuals and institutions outside Africa, involved in areas related to the theme and subthemes of the conference, wishing to share their experiences, are also invited to make presentations and participate in the conference. Papers are invited on the following and related sub-themes of the conference:

* Access and dissemination of knowledge in agricultural sciences and technology in Africa--mapping the landscape

* Open Access to publicly funded research--views from research scientists, policy makers, development partners/funders of research and information professionals (Panel Discussion)

* Intellectual Property Rights/Copyright and Open Access to knowledge in agricultural sciences and technology

* Open Access initiatives to knowledge in agricultural sciences and technology in Africa and from around the world: institutional repositories, Open Access Archives, Open Access Journals, electronic theses and dissertations, networks for information and knowledge exchange in agricultural sciences and technology, lessons learned, etc. …

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