Open Repositories 2020: Botswana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania Presentations | Roberto Barbera et al. | Zenodo, Jun 2, 2020

This video includes presentations on Open Access repositories in Africa, their technical challenges, culture-related aspects, skill-set requirements, adoption rates and evaluation results.

This video includes recordings of the following presentations as well as their discussion sessions:

  • The National Academic Digital Repository of Ethiopia – Technical, Policy and Governance Aspects – Roberto Barbera, Department of Physics and Astronomy “E. Majorana” of the University of Catania.
  • Overcoming Language Barrier in Open Repositories: A case of Sokoine University of Agriculture – Gilbert Mushi.
  • Skills needs assessment for South African open access repository practitioners – Ansie van der Westhuizen, UNISA.
  • The NREN and Open Repositories (an ORCID use case in South Africa) – Wesley Barry, TENET | Tertiary Education & Research Network of South Africa.
  • Documenting the Ephemeral: Performance Archive and the Showcase Repository – Sanjin Muftic and Jayne Batzofin, The Reimagining Tragedy in Africa and the Global South (RETAGS) project at the University of Cape Town.
  • Evaluation of institutional digital repository contents by postgraduate students of some selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria – Dr. Michael Esew, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Okeoghene Mayowa-Adebara, National Open University of Nigeria, Ibadan Study Centre
  • Institutional repository adoption among Nigerian private universities: Institutional factors and willingness to use – Adetomiwa Basiru, Tekena Tamuno Library, Redeemer's University.
  • Working towards knowledge accessibility and visibility through collaboration efforts: the case of Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) library - Ayanda Lebele and Tuelo Ntlotlang.


Barbera, Roberto, Mushi, Gilbert, van der Westhuizen, Ansie, Barry, Wesley, Muftic, Sanjin, Batzofin, Jayne, … Lebele, Ayanda. (2020). Open Repositories 2020: Botswana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania. Zenodo.


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Global Open Access infrastructures can be of particular benefit for developing countries and emerging economies, e.g., in Africa, especially as their digital, governance and policy frameworks increasingly adopt Open Science principles, while facilitating access to scientific knowledge and the dissemination of research results.