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Open Access event at the University of Pretoria

Time: October 27, 2011 from 12:30pm to 3pm
Country: University of Pretoria
Street: Lynnwood Road
City/Town: Pretoria
Website or Map:…
Phone: +27 12 420 3719
Event Type: open, access, event, at, university, of, pretoria
Organized By: Elsabe Olivier
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2011

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Event Description

The Department of Library Services proudly presents
an exciting programme for the 5th global Open Access Week
celebrations which will be presented on Thursday 27 October from 12:30-14:00 in
the New Library auditorium, level 3, Merensky Library, Hatfield campus.

The programme includes:

  • The symbolic signing of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access in the
    Sciences and Humanities
    by the University of Pretoria Executive.
  • A presentation by Susan Veldsman, director of the Academy
    of Science of South Africa’s (ASSAf) Scholarly publishing unit in Pretoria,
    on Scholarly journals: what are we going to do and how?
  • A presentation by Prof Pierre de Villiers CEO of Open
    Journals Publishing (, the leading Open Access
    journal publisher in South Africa on Authorship in Scholarly
  • The official launching of three Open Access journals edited
    by University of Pretoria editors namely Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir
    Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie
    edited by Prof Kobus Eloff, South
    African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences
    edited by Prof
    Steve Koch and Journal of the South African Institution of Civil
    edited by Prof Gerhard Heymann.
  • The presentation of the Sparky Award to winner
    Josua Goodman from the Department of Information Science by Ms
    Tina van Heerden.

Target group: Established and young researchers in all
disciplines, editors, members of editorial committees, as well as students.

Refreshments will be served after the programme at
approximately 13:30. For catering purposes, it would be appreciated if you would
indicate your intention to attend by e-mail or 012 420 4291.

For more details of the event contact Elsabé Olivier at 012 420 3719 or

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