Open Access Advocacy at Sudan Higher Education Institutions National Level (SudanHENL)

Thembani Malapela | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) | February 7, 2013

The SudanHENL case study describes the open access advocacy campaign involving three higher educational institutions in Sudan that decided to collectively partner in raising open access awareness in their respective institutions. The three institutions are the University of Khartoum, Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) and El Neelain University.

In Sudan, before 2011, there were no OA repositories and there was very little appreciation of Open Access as a tool of scholarly communication. The successful launch of the DSpace@ScienceUofK, an open access institutional repository at the University of Khartoum’s Faculty of Science funded by the EIFL in 2011 marked a watershed year in the development of Open Access in Sudan. Due to the success of DSpace@ScienceUofK, it was decided to extend this repository to be the University of Khartoum’s Institutional Repository.

This awareness campaign produced notable results which included...