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African-based organisations invited to take over management of African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

INASP - the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications – is inviting expressions of interest from African-based organisations in undertaking the management of the existing African Journals OnLine (AJOL) service. Expressions of interest should be sent to INASP (in print or by email) to arrive no later than 30th June 2004. Submitting organisations should supply the following information:

  • Details of why the organisation is interested in participating in such a service.
  • What they think they can contribute to AJOL.
  • An indication of their ideas for developing AJOL in the future.
  • The roles they feel their organisation can fulfil, and what resources they have to support these.
  • Details of their current organisation structure and current funding.
  • Suggestions for potential collaborators and partners who would add value to AJOL.
  • Provisional ideas of how they would create sustainability in such a service.
  • Details of experience in other similar projects (if applicable).

Upon receipt of submissions, INASP will consult with advisers (internal and external) and identify potential partners for continued dialogue. It is envisaged that this will entail face-to-face meetings with the submitting organisations, and we would hope to arrange these in August/September 2004. If selected, INASP will require full financial submission from the selected organisations for the period 2005-2007. It is hoped that final decision will be made by November 2004. Full African ownership is planned to have taken place by the end of December 2005.

For further information contact:
Pippa Smart
Head, Publishing Initiatives
INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications)
58 St Aldates
Oxford OX1 1ST
Tel: +44 (0)1865 249909
Fax: +44 (0)1865 251060

posted 7/6/04


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