BioMed Central, open access publishers and creators of the Open Repository system, and Partnerships for Health Information (PHI) will launch the new open access health sciences research repository for Africa during the Health and Biosciences Libraries section open session during the 2015 WLIC in Cape Town, South Africa.
This Biomed Central and PHI initiative, supported by the HBL section and IFLA/FAIFE, is an important boost for those working to create, disseminate and use research-based knowledge in the African health sector.
This initiative will support the development of national and institutional repositories enabling access to health information for health professionals and researchers, governmental departments, institutions, librarians and others within the country. Following the launch a link to the new repository will be provided. The progress of this project will be updated through the HBL section's web page.