Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A Clarion Call to Researchers in Nigeria: Share your Knowledge with the World


Is it true that Nigerians do like sharing their knowledge? Please read this article by By Carmen McCain titled: Nigeria: A Challenge to Citizens - Share Your Knowledge With the World. What do you think?


"Last week I discussed the problem of academic knowledge often being kept behind paywalls by Western journal publishers and how internet activist Aaron Swartz had challenged this by trying to open up information to the world. This week, I'd like to look at the other side of the issue--how Nigerians can move beyond just accessing and consuming knowledge produced abroad to accessing and contributing to the world knowledge produced in Nigeria."
"The internet is a democratizing tool. We can already see how the internet has enabled more Nigerian voices to be heard worldwide, through the rise of blogging and the social media. I will discuss this in further detail next week. However, there is still a need for Nigerian scholars to start being more intentional about making their scholarship more visible online."

Source: Daily Trust

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