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Opening access to African scholarly content : Stellenbosch University’s AOARI platforms

dc.contributor.authorRaju, Reggie
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ina
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Hilton
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-06T10:17:30Z
dc.date.available2013-03-06T10:17:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.citationRaju, R, Smith, I and Gibson, H, Opening access to African scholarly content: Stellenbosch University’s AOARI platforms, Insights, 2013, 26(1), 44–50, doi: 10.1629/2048-7754.26.1.44en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2048-7754
dc.identifier.other10.1629/2048-7754.26.1.44
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/79640
dc.description.abstractAfrica is viewed as a consumer of the world’s knowledge production. A significant factor influencing this status is the low research output, with the main contributor to this status being minimum access to scholarly content to support research. Stellenbosch University, a leading research institution on the African continent, is committed to contributing to changing this status quo through the distribution of its own research output utilizing open sources. Given the challenges that have plagued Africa in developing processes for the distribution of their research, Stellenbosch University has developed the African Open Access Repository Initiative (AOARI) which uses open source software for two platforms that support the ‘green’ and ‘gold’ route to sharing scholarly literature: Ubuntu is used as the operating system, DSpace is used for its repository and Open Journal Systems for its publication platform. It is anticipated that AOARI will be the bridge that facilitates the sharing of research output and nurtures a culture of research production in Africa.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherUKSGen_ZA
dc.subjectOpen accessen_ZA
dc.subjectInstitutional repositoriesen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrican Open Access Repository Initiative (AOARI)en_ZA
dc.subjectDSpaceen_ZA
dc.subjectOpen Journal Systemsen_ZA
dc.subjectStellenbosch University’s HOPE Projecten_ZA
dc.titleOpening access to African scholarly content : Stellenbosch University’s AOARI platformsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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