Following a number of requests for the presentations from the PfD conference last year we are pleased to announce they are now online!
In October, the fifth annual Publishers for Development (PfD) conference explored current developments in scholarly communication including their impact on publishers, researchers and information professionals in the global South. The rapid growth in open access, the potential for social media to increase communication of research and also new measures for the way research is used were all topics viewed from a Southern perspective.
We wanted to ensure that as many people as possible in our global network could see the presentations so, for the first time and thanks to our publisher sponsors, the conference was recorded. We are excited to provide audio and video formats as well as PDF copies of the presentations. These include presentations from: Carlos Rossel from the World Bank; Helena Asamoah-Hassan from KNUST; and Liesbeth Kanis from Brill.
To view or download the presentations, please visit the Publishers for Development 2013 conference page. For those who were unable to attend the conference, we hope you enjoy them!
For more information, see the review of the conference: Publishers urged to consider the importance of a research cycle that represents both the global South and North.
We’d love to hear your feedback! Please contact me with any comments or questions.
Publishers for Development Director