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Open Access Week @JKUAT

 The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Library participated in Open Access Week (OAW) for the first time in 2010. The concept was introduced to JKUAT by Ms. Jane Gikandi who was the then Head of the ICT section and has moved on to a different university. The library entered the INASP OAW 2010 competition and won a grant of 300$. This helped us in printing of promotional materials.

The success of our OAW activities can largely be attributed to our…


Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 24, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

JKUAT library partners with JKUMUN students

The JKUAT library in partnership with JKUAT students has previously participated in the OAW 2010 and 2011 with activities such as workshops, exhibitions, competitions and a beauty pageant which has now become an annual event. This year the library will be working with JKUMUN students to create awareness of the JKUAT Institutional Repository which is based on the Open Access model of publishing. The students will be visiting the various academic departments and demonstrating the JKUAT…


Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 2, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments

JKUAT IR Sensitization workshops


JKUAT Library plans to sensitize the JKUAT community on the JKUAT OA policy and IR. The first workshop will be held on 14th September 2012 and will be targeting Teaching staff and researchers, editors, ICT staff JKUSO representatives, BPS representative, JKUAT IR policy committee, Campus representatives. The second workshop will be targeting JKUAT management and will be combined with a launch of the…


Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on August 29, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments


We are excited that our JKUAT IR policy was launched on June 22nd. We are now embarking on the challenging task of populating the repository. With cooperation and commitment from all our stakeholders, we know we can will make it.  

Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on August 2, 2012 at 5:34am — No Comments

JKUAT open acceess week a success

The JKUAT open access week finally took place!! We were able to successfully carry out all the planned activities. The facilitators of the workshops on plagiarism, referencing tools and web web 2.0 did a superb job. The workshops were very informative. They elicited interesting debates such as whether the students were ready to have their work run through the plagiarism detector softwares in preparation for uploading on the proposed JKUAT institutionary repository. The exhibition had visitors… Continue

Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 26, 2010 at 3:20am — No Comments



JKUAT launched its open access week on Monday the 18th with an exhibition at our graduation pavilion. The students’ interest in the exhibition and their participation has been very

impressive. The library had previously sensitized a group of students who have

been working with the library to reach to other students…


Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

student participation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

The JKUAT library is working with JKUAT students to come up with ideas for participation in the OA week. They plan to come up with fun events to help advocate for OA. They have already given suggestions for our proposed OA institutional repository. They are so creative!!! Its fun working with them.

Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on September 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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