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Title: Research productivity-visibility-accessibility and scholarly communication in Southern African universities
Authors: Abrahams, Lucienne
Burke, Mark
Mouton, Johann
Keywords: ACCESS TO INFORMATION
INTERNET
UNIVERSITIES
RESEARCH RESULTS
SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING
OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING
ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE SOUTHERN AFRICA
Date: 2010
Publisher: Learning Information Networking and Knowledge (LINK) Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, ZA
Abstract: Research output in a great number of Southern African universities is barely visible. This article reports on findings of two studies: The state of public science in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and Opening Access to Knowledge in Southern African universities. There are issues at play in terms of the productivity-visibility-accessibility of scholarly communications in regional higher education. Some possible approaches for improvement are also in play, such as the adoption of a strategic vision of open access to knowledge alongside application of breakthroughs like creative commons licensing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42111
Project Number: 104503
Project Title: Access to Knowledge Southern Africa : Universities, Open Research and Open Science in the Internet Age
Access: Open Access
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 2.5
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