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First there were Open Educational Resources (OER); Then there was Open Access (OA); Increasingly academics and researchers are making Open Data integral to scholarly communication; Rather than segmenting the three, many practitioners use the phrase; Open Knowledge; This primer is meant to complement work carried out at OER Africa on OER and IPR/copyrigh;It broadens the discussion to include open access and open data, issues that impact on sub-Saharan African universities but that are not discussed as extensively within sub-Saharan African universities as they should be. There are three sections: open access publishing; African university repositories and policies; and creating enabling policies for open access publishing.  These sections are followed by an appendix with an annotated list of major university repositories in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa.

Levey, Lisbeth
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