This page contains summaries on the presentations given at the conference as well as links to PDF and videos.
Working with a Consortium
Dr Joel Sam. Director, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (CSIR-INSTI), Ghana
Dr Joel Sam has been the Director of (CSIR-INSTI), Ghana since July 2010. Prior to his current position, Joel served as the Coordinator of the Ghana Agricultural Information Network System (GAINS). He is currently the key contact for INASP in Ghana and Country Coordinator for EIFL and also serves as the Chairperson of the Management Boards of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) and the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS).
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Publisher Lightening Talks: Wiley
Jonathan Wynne. Sales Director, International Development, Wiley
Jonathan Wynne is Sales Director, International Development at Wiley, which combines responsibility for sales teams covering Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa with work on other initiatives that help Wiley link better with emerging countries. Previously he was EMEA Sales Director for Institutional Sales in the Wiley-Blackwell part of Wiley. Prior to joining Wiley in 2005, Jonathan has since 1985 held various sales and management positions at Reuters, ProQuest and CABI.
Publisher Lightening Talks: Elsevier
Olga Middleton. Director of Business Development, Elsevier BV
Olga is the Director of Business Development at Elsevier BV under research solutions sales division responsible for Africa, Middle East, Latin America and C&E Europe. Prior to joining Elsevier, she held various business development positions in global companies such as Philips BV and Intralox BV. She holds a MSc degree in Marketing & Management from Lodz University, Poland
INASP’s Principles for Responsible Business
Jon Harle. Senior Programme Manager, Access & Availability, INASP
Jon leads the work of the Research Access and Availability team, which works with INASP’s country partners to ensure that researchers, students and professionals have access to the research they need. This includes INASP’s work with publishers, library consortia and with National Research and Education Networks. Jon has worked on the intersections of research, higher education and development since 2007, particularly in Africa and is exploring how INASP’s work can be strengthened through a systems approach. He has authored several publications on research capacity issues and consulted on research capacity issues for a range of organizations.
Shifts in higher education and research in developing countries
Dr John Kirkland OBE. Deputy Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, as Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, and the Chevening Secretariat
Dr John Kirkland opened the 2015 Publishers for Development conference by setting the scene through highlighting key trends in higher education and research. He spoke of the rapid expansion of HE globally and the increasing presence of developing-country researchers in international research communities. He discussed some of the challenges ahead, and the achievements thus far.
Thinking long term and being realistic when working with library consortia
Dr Sophia Kaane. Director of Library and Information Services, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Chair, Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium
Dr Sophia Kaane has an MA in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield and a PhD from the University of Loughborough. Dr. Kaane was formerly University Librarian at the United States International University in Kenya and has had a major role in the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium for many years. Currently, she chairs the consortium and will be speaking about the value of publishers consulting with consortia to plan for medium to long term access to resources and moving at a pace which supports and can be matched by strategic planning within the consortium.