Open Access in South Africa: current status, significance,...

From: De Beer Jennifer <> <jad_at_SUN.AC.ZA>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 10:04:59 +0200

Dear Colleagues,

I have recently completed a study titled "Open Access in South Africa:
current status, significance, and the role of National Information
Policy in the National System of Innovation". A self-archived version is
available at

Also mirrored on the OAI-compliant E-LIS repository:

Reasons to read the thesis:
1) The study is pioneering in that it is the first extensive study of
the status quo of OA in South Africa;
2) It makes an explicit policy recommendation within the South African
legislative framework;
3) It also incorporates an argument around OA in the context of systems
of innovation; an explicit link which seems not to have been made to

Comments, feedback, etc most welcome.

Kind regards, Jennifer

Jennifer De Beer
Lecturer in Socio-Informatics
Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision-making, Information Science,
Universiteit Stellenbosch University
+27 (0)21 808 2071 (t)
+27 (0)21 808 2117 (f)
Received on Mon Feb 07 2005 - 08:04:59 GMT

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