Open access to Botswana�s knowledge assets

Last week marked the International Open Access Week celebrated globally from October 24 -30, 2016. This year’s theme is “Open in Action”. ‘…It is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same...’

It is time to reflect on Botswana’s efforts in this context. Botswana’s legislated national repositories and research intensive institutions and corporates have always subscribed to documenting and disseminating research findings even before the emergence and proliferation of ‘born-digital’ research pieces.

Open Access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to innovative ideas, academic, theoretical and research literature that is scholarly and peer-reviewed (Fredericks, 2015).

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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