Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Database on African Theses and Dissertation (DATAD) programme

Heads of tertiary institutions and academic researchers in Africa are meeting in Accra to deliberate on providing regional and national data base systems to improve the management and access of African scholarly works according to Ghana News Agency.

The three-day seminar organized by the Association of African Universities (AAU) to discuss policy guidelines for the operation of Institutional Repositories in Africa for the creation of a common platform to manage and disseminate theses and dissertations of African Universities electronically. Among other objectives the organisers seek to facilitate the development of copyright procedures and regulations to protect intellectual property rights of African university graduates and researchers.

Afro Leo recently enjoyed an enlightening discussion with Denise Nicholson and is interested in her views on this development.

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