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AfricArXiv's Digest: February 2021

As we increasingly widen our reach to African researchers and institutions, we would like to share some updates of our development and opportunities with you.

In today's newsletter we have: 
We foster language diversity, research integrity and transparency in African scholarly publishing and we are extending that to our communication. We therefore have three widely spoken languages in Africa for our newsletter and we are working to have it more and more inclusive and diverse over time.

AfricArXiv receives JROST Rapid Response Award

We are excited to be amongst the recipients of the JROST fund. AfricArXiv, the African Open Access and preprint portal, was launched in June 2018 and has since been run and maintained with in kind contributions by dedicated team members, our colleagues and friends. The award will strengthen our community work to support African scholars in making their achievements and results discoverable through Open Access and appropriate licensing. We can now settle some of our expenses, initiate the implementation of our roadmap, and gear up for subsequent fundraising and strategic partnership building in the African SciComm ecosystem. 

This year’s inaugural Fund was made possible by the generosity of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Crossref, ITHAKA, Hypothesis, and Invest in Open Infrastructure. Our thanks also to all of our sponsors, as well as the JROST Awards committee and program committee for their support.

AfricArXiv reçoit le prix JROST Rapid Response


Nous sommes ravis de faire partie des bénéficiaires du fonds JROST. AfricArXiv, le portail africain de libre accès et de pré-impression, a été lancé en juin 2018 et a depuis été géré et maintenu grâce aux contributions en nature de membres de l'équipe dévoués, de nos collègues et amis. Le prix renforcera notre travail communautaire pour aider les universitaires africains à rendre leurs réalisations et leurs résultats découvrables grâce au libre accès et aux licences appropriées. Nous pouvons maintenant régler certaines de nos dépenses, lancer la mise en œuvre de notre feuille de route et nous préparer à une collecte de fonds ultérieure et à la construction de partenariats stratégiques dans l'écosystème africain de la SciComm.

Le fonds inaugural de cette année a été rendu possible grâce à la générosité de Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Crossref, ITHAKA, Hypothesis et Invest in Open Infrastructure. Nous remercions également tous nos sponsors, ainsi que le comité des prix JROST et le comité de programme pour leur soutien.

أفريكاركسيف تحصل على جائزة الاستجابة السريعة JROST

يسعدنا أن نكون من بين المستفيدين من صندوق JROST. تم إطلاق AfricaArXiv ، بوابة الوصول المفتوح الأفريقي وبوابة ما قبل الطباعة ، في يونيو 2018 ومنذ ذلك الحين تم تشغيلها وصيانتها بمساهمات عينية من قبل أعضاء الفريق المخصصين وزملائنا وأصدقائنا. ستعزز الجائزة عمل مجتمعنا لدعم العلماء الأفارقة في جعل إنجازاتهم ونتائجهم قابلة للاكتشاف من خلال الوصول المفتوح والترخيص المناسب. يمكننا الآن تسوية بعض نفقاتنا ، والبدء في تنفيذ خارطة الطريق الخاصة بنا ، والاستعداد لاحقًا لجمع الأموال وبناء الشراكة الاستراتيجية في النظام البيئي الأفريقي SciComm.

أصبح الصندوق الافتتاحي لهذا العام ممكنًا بفضل سخاء مبادرة Chan Zuckerberg و Crossref و ITHAKA و Hypothesis و Invest in Open Infrastructure. نشكر أيضًا جميع الرعاة ، وكذلك لجنة جوائز JROST ولجنة البرنامج على دعمهم.

 

African Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit

AfricArXiv is pleased to announce our partnership with the African Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit to be held virtually on March 4-5, 2021.

>> Event website: http://chatbotafrica.com/

The summit will cover applications of Conversational AI, Chatbots, Voice, Virtual Assistants, and Conversation Design in a variety of sectors. The focus is on how companies are using chatbots and conversational AI to decrease costs and increase revenues and explore latest trends, use cases, and get a behind the scene look at what is working best.

 

Sommet sur les chatbots africains et l'IA conversationnelle

AfricArXiv a le plaisir d'annoncer notre partenariat avec l'African Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit qui se tiendra virtuellement du 4 au 5 mars 2021.
>> Site web de l'événement: http://chatbotafrica.com/

Le sommet couvrira les applications de l'IA conversationnelle, des chatbots, de la voix, des assistants virtuels et de la conception de conversation dans divers secteurs. L'accent est mis sur la manière dont les entreprises utilisent les chatbots et l'IA conversationnelle pour réduire les coûts et augmenter les revenus, explorer les dernières tendances, les cas d'utilisation et découvrir les coulisses de ce qui fonctionne le mieux.

قمة روبوت المحادثة الأفريقية والذكاء الاصطناعي للمحادثة

يسر موقع AfricArXiv أن يعلن عن شراكتنا مع القمة الإفريقية لبرامج الدردشة الآلية والمحادثة للذكاء الاصطناعي التي ستعقد تقريبًا في الفترة من 4 إلى 5 مارس 2021
>> موقع الحدث: http://chatbotafrica.com/

ستغطي القمة تطبيقات الذكاء الاصطناعي للمحادثة ، وروبوتات الدردشة ، والصوت ، والمساعدات الافتراضية ، وتصميم المحادثة في مجموعة متنوعة من القطاعات. ينصب التركيز على كيفية استخدام الشركات لروبوتات الدردشة والذكاء الاصطناعي للمحادثة لخفض التكاليف وزيادة الإيرادات واستكشاف أحدث الاتجاهات وحالات الاستخدام وإلقاء نظرة خلف الكواليس على ما يعمل بشكل أفضل.

 

Featured Interviews

  • Interview with  Nicholas Outa of Maseno University, Kenya >>Read
Nicholas Outa, from Maseno University, Kenya, is an aquatic researcher working towards filling research gaps in Freshwater Aquatic Systems, Fish Ecology and Aquaculture.
  • Interview with  Rania Mohamed of University of Khartoum, Sudan >>Read

This interview explores Dr. Baleela’s research work, experience and her efforts in educating her community in dealing with poisonous and venomous organisms. 


 

Fundraising 

Contribute to covering the fees for AfricArXiv preprint hosting on the Open Science Framework (OSF). Your contribution will go towards enhancing the discoverability of African research output through our  partnership with the Center for Open Science. The COS maintains the Open Science Framework (OSF) to help researchers conduct research more rigorously, and manage and share their work more openly.

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COVID-19 Research in and about Africa

We present a collection of COVID-19 research articles dealing specifically with challenges and achievements on the African continent. The collection currently lists 573 articles. 

This is a collection of articles from various publishers and repositories that we curate in collaboration with ScienceOpen.
Recherche COVID-19 en Afrique et à propos de l'Afrique
Nous présentons une collection d'articles de recherche COVID-19 traitant spécifiquement des défis et des réalisations sur le continent africain. Maintenant la liste des 573 articles.
Il s'agit d'une collection d'articles de divers éditeurs et référentiels que nous organisons en collaboration avec ScienceOpen.

أبحأبحاث COVID-19 في أفريقيا و حولها
نقدم مجموعة من المقالات البحثية حول COVID-19 و التي  تتناول على وجه التحديد التحديات و الإنجازات في القارة الأفريقية. تضم المجموعة حال 573 مقالة. نقوم بتنسيق هذه المجموعة من المقالات من مختلف الناشرين و المستودعات بالتعاون مع OpenScience

 

Featured Articles

Articles en vedette
مقالات مميزة

Zenodo>>

  • Kruschick, Felicitas. (2021, February). Inclusive Education: 'From West to the Rest' (Grech 2011, 88) - About the need of getting aware of Knowledge (In-)Equity & Open Science. Presented at the Open Science Barcamp, online-based: Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4552659 
     
  • Houcemeddine Turki, Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb, Thomas Shafee, Tiago Lubiana, Dariusz Jemielniak, Mohamed Ben Aouicha, … Daniel Mietchen. (2020, September 14). Representing COVID-19 information in collaborative knowledge graphs: the case of Wikidata. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4549834


     
  • Obanda, Johanssen, & Havemann, Jo. (2021, February). Enhancing African Research Visibility Through Use of Repositories. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4497441

     

ScienceOpen>>

Open Science Framework>>

PubPub>> Figshare>>

 

Upcoming Events

 
  • The NISO Plus Conference

The NISO Plus conference is a continuation of the NFAIS Annual Conference, but in a new and exciting form. We are taking the 60+ year history of the NFAIS Annual conference and expanding it to contain even more of the information professions. We want the NISO Plus Conference to be a place where publishers, vendors, librarians, archivists, product managers, metadata specialists, electronic resource managers, and much more come together to both solve existing problems and more importantly have conversations that prevent future problems from ever occurring. Please contact us with any questions or concerns

Date: February 22-25, 2021
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niso-plus-2021-tickets-126446632281?aff=nisoplus 
Event website: https://niso.plus/ 

 

Événements

La conférence NISO Plus
La conférence NISO Plus est une continuation de la conférence annuelle NFAIS, mais sous une forme nouvelle et passionnante. Nous prenons les 60 ans d'histoire de la conférence annuelle NFAIS et l'élargissons pour inclure encore plus de professions de l'information. Nous voulons que la conférence NISO Plus soit un lieu où les éditeurs, les fournisseurs, les bibliothécaires, les archivistes, les chefs de produit, les spécialistes des métadonnées, les gestionnaires de ressources électroniques et bien plus encore se réunissent pour résoudre les problèmes existants et, plus important encore, avoir des conversations qui empêchent de futurs problèmes. se produisant. Veuillez nous contacter pour toute question ou préoccupation

Date: 22-25 février 2021
Inscrivez-vous sur: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niso-plus-2021-tickets-126446632281?aff=nisoplus
Site Web de l'événement: https://niso.plus/
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Via OSF

Make sure you have read and understood everything on our ‘Before you submit‘ page. If in doubt, just send us an e-mail to info@africarxiv.org.

Once your manuscript is ready for submission go to the OSF AfricArxiv submission portal.

  • As a first time OSF user, create an OSF account or sign in with your ORCID identifier.    
  • To upload a manuscript, simply drag and drop the file from your desktop, and then click save to begin the upload.
  • Select any relevant disciplines and add as many as you feel are necessary.
  • If you are sharing an article version that has been previously published, please add the article DOI to link them through. You can add any article keywords, the date of publication, and the abstract.

  • To add co-authors, please check to see if they are registered OSF users; otherwise, add them by email.
  • Please make sure that all co-authors are aware of, and have agreed to, submission. They will be notified upon submission of the preprint.

  • Submit your paper. Submissions will undergo a moderation for quality check and compliance with our checklist and published online within 3 to 5 working days.
  • To edit one of your accepted preprints, you can update the DOI entry with a newer version of the article manuscript via your OSF account. Find more information on how to do that at help.osf.io/hc/en-us/articles/360019930573-Edit-Your-Preprint

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To submit a preprint manuscript via ScienceOpen, you need to have a verified ORCID digital identifier. You can find more information and register at ORCID.org.

Please read our guidelines before you submit, ensure that you comply with the checklist and provide all necessary information in your manuscript.

Please also include in your manuscript a short translation of your summary in a traditional African language. For more information on language diversity in Science go to https://info.africarxiv.org/languages/

A member of the AfricArXiv team will check the submission for formal criteria as outlined in ‘manuscript checklist’.

Upon approval of your manuscript, it will be posted online to the ScienceOpen Collection AfricArXiv Preprints with a Crossref DOI and CC BY 4.0 attribution license.
You can now invite other researchers in your field to write an Open Peer Review report.

In case of any questions please email us at info@africarxiv.org

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  • Click the green ‘New upload’ button to upload straight to this community.
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  • One of our AfricArXiv community curators are notified and will either accept or reject your upload (see accepted types and formats).
  • If your upload is rejected by the curator, it will still be available on Zenodo, just not in this community.
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