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Development of an African repository for electronic publications: project proposal for submission to the Government of Flanders (FUST 2004-2007)
(2003). Development of an African repository for electronic publications: project proposal for submission to the Government of Flanders (FUST 2004-2007). Government of Flanders/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO): Diepenbeek. 4 + annexes pp.

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    Repositories
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    ODINAFRICA

Abstract
    e-Repository Proposal (ODINAFRICA). Goal: development of a platform for electronic publication in Africa with a focus on ocean (and coastal area) research and management. Introduction: the internet creates the opportunity for publishing on a large scale. Commercial publishers have adapted themselves to the new medium. But also new forms of publishing are developed. Universities and scientific institutes are taking the publishing process in their own hands. A new model of publishing is based on local collections (repositories) made accessible through the OAI1-protocol. The creation of an African (ODINAFRICA) repository will have the following immediate and direct advantages: (i) make documents more easily accessible to the African Ocean (and coastal area) research and management community, which will enhance the internal scientific communication; (ii) facilitate publishing of research findings by African scientists (e-journal as well as e-archive) thereby promoting African research and increasing access by African scientists to the international research forum. A feasibility study for the creation of a repository has been conducted. In the draft report (available in Annex) the opportunities of a repository project for ODINAFRICA are fully described. The current proposal is based upon the conclusions of this study: a project to create pilot e-collections of scientific documents for ODINAFRICA.

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