(16 March 2015) EIFL – in association with the University of Mandalay, the University of Yangon and Yadanabon University – ran a series of seminars in February on ‘Open access: How to maximise the impact, efficiency and availability of your research’ as part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.
Over 200 participants – Rectors, Pro-Rectors, Heads of Departments, Senior Faculty Members, Librarians and PhD Students – gathered to discuss how open access can help to disseminate research results in the most efficient way, and also to maximise the visibility, usage and impact of universities’ research publications.
As a result of the seminars University of Mandalay is setting up an open access working group to develop an open access repository and draft an open access policy. And University of Yangon faculty and management have also expressed interest and commitment to develop institutional open access strategy and policy.
Over 260 master and PhD students participated in follow-up hands-on sessions on open access resources for Politics/International Relations, Law and History at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon.
The eifl website has the full story.