I was pleased to be in attendance at the Gulf SLA-AGC conference last month in Muscat, Oman. Hosted in the opulent surroundings of the Al-Bustan Hotel, it really did set the scene and provided an amazing backdrop for the two and a half day event.
I gave a 20 minute introduction to open access and information on how institutions can comply with open access mandates, implement open access at their institutions and follow the green route through setting up an institutional repository. The slides are now available to view here.
The presentation was well received and afterwards many people had questions on how exactly this could work at their institutions. Open access is still in its infancy in the Middle East so the reaction to my presentation was encouraging and provided a great insight into scholarly communication and the future dissemination of research.
All in all it was a great conference and I am looking forward to returning again soon. If you would like know more about the presentation or Open Repository, please do get in touch.