Mapping activities at the Open Access Week 2010: an updated picture of the way Open Access is presently developing worldwide

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After the 1st Open Access Africa conference was held last Nov 10-11th at Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, the authors were checking values in Africa for some important Open Access-related indicators at, such as Tertiary education, Tertiary education spending, Science research and Internet users.
All these indicators being quite bad-looking except for South Africa, it should also be noted that survey dates are not too recent for any of them. Things may be nevertheless starting to change a bit in Africa with regard to Open Access, and a map might be found which would picture real recent development of Open Access in the world. What we tried: mapping the number of activities by country that were organised along the SPARC-led 4th edition of the Open Access Week (Oct 18-24th, 2010).
10 slides.-- Follow-up document to Open Access Africa 2010 conference (Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 10-11th, 2010, organised by Biomed Central in partnership with ComputerAid),
Acknowledgements: Benjamin D. Hennig, Worldmapper Project, University of Sheffield, UK; Jennifer McLennan, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), US; Eve Gray, The Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Open Access Week, SPARC, Dissemination activities, Repositories, Worldmapper, Africa, Internet, Research
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