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Monday, 30 October 2017

Successful Open Access Event at University of Nigeria, Nsukka

 It was really great to host the very first Open Access Week at University of Nigeria, Nsukka which was on 24th October, 2017. The event was organised by a group of Open Access Advocates ranging from Librarians, Pharmacists, Scientists and other lecturers who think that scholarship has come to a point where research data and related resources should be globally visible. The event was well attended and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. B. C. Ozumba declared the event open. 
There was a radio talk show by the University Librarian - Prof. Chinwe Ezeani and two other members of the Open Access Group - Dr. Mrs N. Ekere and Dr. Ubaka C. The topics were on Open Access and Institutional Repositories, Open Education and Open Science. 
After the radio programme which was at 9:am, the workshop kicked off at 11am. The event commenced with video clips on Open Access which were played to participants, after which Dr. Ifeanyi Ezema spoke on Open Access Publishing and and the future of Scholarship in Africa. The second presentation was on Open Science and this was done by Dr. Ubaka, a Clinical Pharmacy lecturer. Dr. Mrs Ekere who is a Reference Librarian at University of Nigeria, spoke on Open Education.
There were lots of on-session social media activities. Participants tweeted about the event using the following hashtags and mentions: 
#openaccess #openaccessng #INASPInfo #OAWeek #OAWeekUNN #OAWeek17
@openaccessunn @open_access @open_con @libraryunn @openaccessng
See more pictures of the event below: 

Presentation by Dr. J. I.

Dr. J. I. Ezema, making the first presentation on 
The University Librarian and Deputy University Librarian

Professor C. O. Omekwu and Mrs N. Uzoagba from Enugu Campus

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba, declaring the event open

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The University Librarian - Prof. C. N. Ezeani, making a remark

Dr. Mrs Nkechi Idoko, asking a question

Dr. M. O. Okoye (Deputy University Librarian)

Deputy University Librarian, Mr. Vincent Ekwelem and Mrs I. J. Ibegbulam of Enugu campus

Prof. Ezeani and Dr. Mrs Okore

Dr. Mrs Osadebe and Mrs Ify Obim of Library School, UNN. 

Dr. J. .I Ezema, presenting.

Cross section of participants

Registration Point

Mr. Tochukwu Nwankwo of UNN Library.


Friday, 20 October 2017


Click HERE  to Register for the event!

You are invited to the first-of its-kind 'Open Access Week' to be held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 24th October, 2017. The Theme of the event is "Open in Order to Increase Visibility in Teaching and Research". The event is being organised by a group of Open Access Advocates in UNN to mark the International Open Access Week which is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world.  

Event  Breakdown

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Venue: MTN Digital Library, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, UNN

Time: 9:00am- 9:30am -Radio Call-in Programme at Lion FM    
         11:00am - 1:00pm  - Workshop at MTN Digital Library

Please Note: 

* The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek. 

* The UNN Open Access Week event hashtag is: #OAweekUNN 

* You are invited to use the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo to start an online conversation about the benefits of an open system of communicating scholarship.
*UNN Open_Con Satellite event comes up in November (Details to be announced during OA Week event)

To register for the event, click here to  fill the short online form

*Attendance is not restricted to the number of online registrants. 

To learn more about the UNN Open Access Group, visit our blog:

Monday, 2 October 2017

UNN Open Access Group meets with the Vice-Chancellor

UNN Open Access Group meets with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. B. C. Ozumba

The UNN Open Access Group deemed it fit to meet with the Vice Chancellor, Professor B. C. Ozumba on 25th September, 2017. The meeting was intended to brief him about the vision, mission and objectives of the group. It was a fruitful time as the Vice Chancellor embraced the idea of the group wanting to create awareness to the University Community ranging from scholars and postgraduate students, about Open Access and its components.

The events for the year (Open Access Week and Open Con) were unleashed by the group and the Vice Chancellor was glad to have such events held in the University.

The group is grateful to the Vice Chancellor, for his warm welcome and support to the group.

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