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OTGA-KMFRI Training Course: Repositories, Communication & Outreach and OceanDocs

Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2016-11-21 - End: 2016-11-25
Location Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Headquater & Mombasa Station, Mombasa, Kenya
Short Title Repositories, Communication & Outreach and OceanDocs
Summary Overview e- Repositories (digital repositories) are the backbone of the Open Access Movement and over the years they have grown from supporting only research literature to encompassing data, and multimedia etc. and often have become an organizations\' holistic digital asset management tool.  Encouraging researchers to deposit into an institutions digital repository requires targeted advocacy and efficient communication and outreach. This course will explore important repository aspects and address issues faced by those intending or implementing and managing their own repository or using the open, free, secure and permanent marine science thematic repository (OceanDocs). Communication & Outreach tools sessions will discuss and offer practical experience of creating websites and social media. An OceanDocs workshop will demonstrate and explore the benefits of joining the OceanDocs Community of depositors and users.  Practical exercises will be included. Course Topics - Repositories and Open Access to Information - Important aspects of repositories: Copyright; Advocacy - Repositories supporting research management: documents, data, archives, DAM - Communication & Outreach tools: social media, websites, - OceanDocs Revealed: workshop Learning Outcomes - Understand the role of repositories in the Open Access Movement( OA) - Ability to outline the decision making process in repository implementation - Knowledge of repository related copyright - Develop repository advocacy - Implement and work with Communication and Outreach tools - Practical experience of contributing to a free, secure  global marine science repository Target Audience - New or intending repository managers (documents and/or data); - Marine information (library) managers; - Marine researchers and postgraduate students: - Intending, new, or existing OceanDocs community.
Notes Application process. Please complete the online application form at https://otga.wufoo.com/forms/ztbmk8r0sefjkc/

Event Entered By Greg REED
Organisers Greg REED
Harrison ONGANDA

Group(s): IOC , IODE , Capacity Development , IOCAfrica , OceanTeacher
Created: 2016-09-30 09:54:40
Last Updated: 2016-10-13 17:09:58