Yesterday we had the first day of the Promoting Discoverability of African Scholarship workshop in Nariboi, Keyna, organised by the OpenUCT Initiative in collaboration with the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
It was a fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries (Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, USA…) doing incredibly exciting research and scholarly communications work.
We used the #scholarAfrica hashtag and I live-tweeted a lot. One of my intentions was to put to test some of the principles we’ll be discussing in terms of the role of social media in helping us become visible amongst our own immediate networks and beyond.
It was very nice to see it –as Kaitlin Thaney put it– go “boom!” like a rocket!
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us on Twitter yesterday. (There will be more today!)
Even before the workshop had wrapped up for the day the online sharing had already taken place.
A good way of catching up with some of what happened yesterday check these links:
- Kaitlin Thaney (Director, Mozilla Science Lab, New York): Discoverability and Web-Enabled Science – http://www.slideshare.net/kaythaney/discoverability-of-webenabled-science-scholarafrica via @SlideShare
- iHub Reseearch: #ScholarAfrica: Promoting Discoverability of African Scholarship- Day 1 Recap http://storify.com/iHubResearch/scholarafrica-day-1-recap via @cfritt
Priego, Ernesto (2014): #scholarAfrica: Enhancing the Visibility of Research. Tools and Strategies. figshare.
I will post more photos later on a follow-up post.
For today, Bruce Becker (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, UbuntuNet Alliance, CHAIN-REDS, South Africa and Italy) has already shared his presentation: http://prezi.com/89bkbbre5vk1/.
The future is now…