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Chan, Leslie. 2017. “Confessions of an Open Access Advocate | Confesiones de Un Defensor Del Acceso Abierto.” OCSDNET (blog). September 19, 2017.

AO: This blog post of an interview conducted with Leslie Chan who he worries that the Open Access movement may have in fact had the opposite of its original intended effect – instead of democratizing and enabling knowledge to be used by wider publics for local development, in his eyes, the...Read more

Discussion Participant Bios

AO: This document contains brief bios about the discussion participants which I collated and shared with the group prior to the discussion.Read more

International African Institute, African Studies Association, and Mande Studies Association. 2019. “African Studies - Response to Plan S,” February 6, 2019.

AO: The managing editor of the International African Institute shared this letter with me, which was written in February 2019 by a collective of subject associations, learned societies, editors of academic journals in African Studies and editors of other disciplinary journals with...Read more

Development "Impact" & Academic "Impact"

AO: Oniang'o points out a shifting expectation (especially for those working in/on/from the "global South"?) that academics will not only write and publish for others in the ivory tower but that...Read more

Angela Okune, S. Adebowale, E. Gray, A. Mumo, and R. Oniang'o. "Discussion on Open Access (in Africa)," [Transcript], 2020, Research Data Share.

Discussion on Open Access in Africa

March 31, 2020

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nairobi

Participants (listed alphabetically):

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