Open access week at JKUAT

October 18th -24th October has been declared a global Open Access (OA) week.   The open access week is an annual global event that promotes and encourages making research and scholarly resources more freely available over the internet. The global open access week is now entering its fourth year.

The JKUAT library is planning a series of activities geared towards creating sensitization and awareness of the open access movement and open access information resources during this week.  Some of these activities are:
• Training workshops
• Plagiarism detector  and referencing techniques
• Practical training on use of open resources
• Display of Leaflets, posters,  brochures, banners on notice boards and graduation
• Exhibition desk  to display OA promotional materials
• Participation in OA Blogs and discussion forums
• competitions on creative promotional activities

The JKUAT library will also be promoting the development of an OA repository for JKUAT to allow staff and students to share and disseminate research findings more effectively.

The entire JKUAT fraternity is invited to participate and come up with creative ways of participating. This may be through poems, cartoons, blogs, articles and other fun and creative activities with an OA message. You can also sign up on  to chat and post your messages. Please remember to include JKUAT in your message. See also JKUAT library’s open resources

Useful links:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Directory of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR
Prof. Mary Abukutsa-Onyango discusses the importance of Open Access for research from Kenya and other African countries
Public Library of Science
Registry of Open Access Repositories

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