Open Access Resources Advocacy via LIS 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network , Hawassa University, Ethiopia
“ Librarians are powerful advocates for informing and engaging their researchers in the open science landscape.”
— Wiley Online Library
Notes from 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network
Mulugeta W/Tsadik, Librarianat Hawassa University
I would say that of course, I am an advocate of open access. I am a librarian and librarians are advocates for access to all information and I believe that is our core mission.
If information is open, our job as a librarian is to facilitate access to the information. When the access is open it tends to be easier to facilitate. If the information is not open, I believe a librarian’s mission is to still facilitate our patrons’ access to the information we can get using as many tools as possible, such as catalogues and inter-library lending.
So, I am an advocate for open access, and I believe that making information free has a positive effect, as it makes people better, freer, and more empowered.
As 21st Century librarian, I have also envisaged creating partnerships with other Universities and well-known publishers such as Elsevier Library Connect,Wiley Online Library & Scopus…etc
An important role of academic librarians is to support researchers and students to produce quality research outputs, and one of the ways in which they do this is by promoting Open Access Resources, that is why I have been initiated to advocate for change and promote research articles published on Open Access platforms by researchers of Hawassa University.
Nowadays,Hawassa University vision is to be one of the top ten ResearchUniversities in East Africa by 2031, in line with HU vision taking into consideration the vision of Hawassa University it is the mission of librarians to discover or retrieve research articles, disseminate and increase the visibility of the researcher and the institution.
Based upon the aforementioned as an advocate of Open Access I will strive to promote Open Access Resources and Researchers via Library & Information Science 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network & Hawassa University official online platforms.
Accordingly, you will find below the most 2020 achievements of research articles which are published on Prestigious Elsevier Journals By Allah Dekama Jara (PhD), College of Natural & Computational Science, Hawassa University, Ethiopia:
The below quotes are the gateway towards the thematic topic I have already indicated on the title of the blog post:
“Great research universities around the world are visible not just through their quality graduates but as knowledge creators and technology developers .”
— Kapil Sibal
Here are the Research Articles:
Mineralogical and petrographic analysis on the flake graphite ore from Saba Boru area in Ethiopia.
The following three elements, reputation, research citations and staff ratios, account for four-fifths of the rankings of the Universities. And there are also marks for being more international, in terms of academic staff and students.
These recently published articles are the top witnesses and indicators that Hawassa University is likely to be large, prestigious, research-intensive university among the public Universities in Ethiopia, with strong science departments and lots of international collaborations. This achievement paves a way as template for success being a role model to other sister Universities at home and international level..
Dr. Allah D. Jara is currently working on:
Purification of Ethiopian Graphite as the battery for electric vehicles
Mineral processing and characterization
Advanced Ceramics for energy storage and conversion
Nanomaterials for sustainable energy use
Dr. Allah Dekama Jaracan be reached at the below address:
PhD in Materials science and Engineering (Ceramics Engineering)
Asst. Prof. at Hawassa University Department of physics and Materials Science
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