Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Two-day International Workshop on Journal Publishing @ UWC


Within the past few years, many projects have been initiated to improve Internet bandwidth, Internet connectivity, and librarian technical skills on African university campuses. This massive scale of support has been an important step towards improving conditions in universities libraries and giving scholars access to research. The next logical stepin this process is the development of local scholarly publishing and review capacities that will build a strong research base of published work by African researchers and scholars that is available to African institutions as well as to the world at large.

To that end, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at the University of British Columbia in Canada, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and with support from University of Western Capewill be holding a two-day international workshop on Online Scholarly Journal Publishing at DL2(UWC Campus, Bellville) on the 28th and 29th of June 2007. In conducting the workshops, we will cover cost for snack and working lunch and writing materials.

We will therefore be grateful if you could kindly nominate relevant candidates from your department to attend.

For logistic reasons we will be glad if names of nominees could be sent directly to Wynand van der Walt, Head: LICT Component Department: Library Services, University of Western Cape(Tel. No. (021) 959-2944,
Fax No. (021) 959-2659,email: wvanderwalt@uwc.ac.za) who is coordinating the workshop on our behalf.

More information about the Public Knowledge Project can be found at http://pkp.sfu.ca/

We will greatly appreciate it if you could give us quick response.

John Willinsky, PhD Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology
e-mail: john.willinsky@ubc.ca

Samuel Smith Esseh
University of British Columbia, Canada
Lecturer, Publishing Studies, Kwame Nkrumah Univ. of Science &
Technology, Ghana
e-mail: skesseh@interchange.ubc.ca