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1 Open Access Institutional Repository Capacity Strengthening Programme for Africa (OA-IRCSP) IR Toolkit & Communication Platform Prepared by Africa J. Bwamkuu – KIT ILS Presented by Simon Ball – EIFL FOSS Manager Dspace themed week online workshop 9 th September, 2011

2 Programme key products/ Activities The joint initiative by African Association of Universities – The Royal Tropical Institute – Programme aim to stimulate and strengthen the capacity of establishing intellectual output repositories based on open access principles among African universities IR Toolkit IR Training modules IR Communication platform IR Training and advocacy workshops IR status survey in Africa General facilitation of knowledge exchange & dissemination Open Access Institutional Repository Capacity Strengthening Programme for Africa ( OA-IRCSP)

3 Amsterdam, The Netherlands The IR Toolkit Logical steps addressed within the Toolkit 1. Initiation Case building phase 2. Planning - Staffing - Budget - Policies - Checklist 3. Implemen tation - Installation & Configuratio n - Choice Matrix - LiveCDs 4. Manage ment - Copyright managem ent - Promotion Provide guidelines and resources, particularly in an academic institution environment, on how to; Start; Implement; Operate an IR

4 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Implementation Phase – Ready made tools Ready to go CDs; preconfigured with repositories software for installation; for those with minimum set of technical skills ( Like playing Music CD ) Greenstone and Dspace Live CD Dspace virtual machine Toolkit LiveCD with Dspace will be available.

5 Amsterdam, The Netherlands IR Communication Platform – Key features IR Toolkit online version Resources Forums – Knowledge sharing and Networking Who is Who – Online community Online facilitation of access, exchange and use of IR knowledge As programme information dissemination

6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands IR Communication home Page Click Create new account to register

7 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Stakeholders engagement Participation Survey - Registering to communication platform ( )www.ir-africa.info Feedback to toolkit development Active participation in forum topics

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