Training Course: Repositories, Communication & Outreach and OceanDocs

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General information

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.


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Venue: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Headquater & Mombasa Station
Mombasa, Kenya

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Headquater & Mombasa Station
PO Box 81651


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