OR2020 LIBSENSE virtual workshop: Open Science policies, repositories & communities of practice in Africa

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3 Jun 2020 @ 11:00am @ 02:00pm

This LIBSENSE workshop co-organized by WACREN, UbuntuNet Alliance, ASREN, EIFL, COAR, AfricaConnect 3, OpenAIRE and GÉANT, will convene the African community of repository managers and other open access services and advocates and cover three topics:  1) Open Access, Open Science policies and repositories: what works and what doesn’t; 2) repository infrastructure and services: how to build cohesiveness across layers of local, national and regional services; and 3) communities of practice: how to strengthen open science communities in Africa.

Objectives of workshop

  • Raise awareness of LIBSENSE Initiative - previous activities and future plans
  • Strategies for Open Access and Open Science policy development
  • Models for national and regional approaches to Open Science infrastructures
  • Further engaging of the LIBSENSE community of practice


  1. Introduction to LIBSENSE  - 11:00 -11:10 UTC
  2. What is happening at the national level in different countries? Four slides about your country - what’s new - Open Science policies, repositories, community building, national coordination - 11:10 - 12:10 UTC
  3. Break - 12:10 - 12-20 UTC
  4. Break out (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese) - 12:20 - 13:20 UTC 
  5. Report back - 13:20 -13:40 UTC
  6. Next steps - 13:40 - 14:00 UTC

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