Category Archives: Developing Countries

SunScholar Stands for Sun in Africa – Stellenbosch University and Oop Toegang

Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire. What greatness had … Continue reading

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What a Tangled Web!

A former boss of mine used to say that organizations are like swans. If you look at a swan swimming on water, it looks beautiful and serene. But if you were able to see what was going on underwater, you … Continue reading

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China – Stop Making Paper and Start Open Access

A book tightly shut is but a block of paper. (Chinese Proverb) Not long ago Chinese librarians have signed a joint open letter and addressed it to international publishers. They explained that “the prices of journals went up annually at … Continue reading

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Open Access Initiative – Two Big Thumbs Up

In re-imagining of the society, the library, and the science of the future, there is a growing presence of huge institutions adding up to ideas. Recently, a library, 14-million-books strong, and a nuclear institute, 18-member-states strong, have shown support to … Continue reading

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Open Access Movement in Developing Countries

The question has been raised about Open Access supporting the developing countries, and is it really sustainable by the institutions from developing countries? The surest way to find out is to pose that question to members of such institutions. To … Continue reading

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