Training Centre in Communication in collaboration with PLOS and the Lesotho Library Consortium (LELICO) hosted the workshop on Using Open Access to Improve Lesotho's Research Output.
For Open Access Week, Training Centre in Communication was honored to host the Lesotho academic community for a workshop introducing Open Access tools to improve their research output and visibility. Collaborating partners, PLOS, and LeLiCo speakers spoke on the current state of Open Acess and existing opportunities especially in collaborating with partners in supporting the academic community in the Global South.
Dr. Buhle Mbambo Thata - LELICO
Ms. Roheena Anand - PLOS
Ms. Joy Owango - TCC Africa
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About Lesotho Library Consortium (LELICO)
The Lesotho Library Consortium (LELICO) was founded in 2003 and consists of 12 libraries (academic, national, and special). This consortium was formed in response to the need to improve resource sharing among the libraries in Lesotho. Its purpose is to provide information and documentation of services to members by harnessing and sharing national and international resources through the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
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About TCC Africa
The Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa), is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award-winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers’ output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication.