University of Zimbabwe Library Open Access Reloaded: Creating a Better Understanding

2013 International Open Access Week Celebrations at University of Zimbabwe are geared towards demystifying myths/fears/concerns attached to Open Access,  and  increasing wider awareness, appreciation  and use of OA Resources. The UZ Library  has a Mobile OA Exhibition Tent  circulating around the campus, in-order to avail an opportunity for the University Community, a platform to enlighten their understanding of OA. UZ Library is also exhibiting posters of academics  with  Top Ten Most Accessed Articles  from the University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository (UZIR) articles and  Top Ten Most Contributors to the UZIR.

For the past two days, the Mobile OA Exhibition Tent has generated a lot of  “OA” enthusiasm   amongst students, lecturers and administrative. Exhibition of tangible benefits derived from archiving articles in the institutional repositories has intrigued most of the academic staff members. Lectures have already began queuing the Special Collections Department which manages the UZIR,  armed with their publications, conference proceeding, reports, articles among others for archiving in the UZIR

The UZ Library is looking forward to a great ending tomorrow!

UZ OA Team