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Library Department Participates in Crossref Nairobi Event (Feb 22, 2024)

On February 22, 2024, the UoN Library department participated in a sensitization and networking event hosted by Crossref at Fairmont the Norfolk. It was attended by over 100 registered participants including librarians, administrators, editorial teams, researchers, and research organization representatives.

The forum’s agenda was to discuss current Crossref initiatives and the shared vision to build a Research Nexus for the academic and research community in Kenya among other related subjects.

Participants got to learn more about Crossref membership, key tools, and collaboration with partners. The role of institutions in contributing to the global scholarly record through the provision of richer metadata was also discussed.

Crossref is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1999, to enhance scholarly communications by uniquely and persistently recording and connecting knowledge through open metadata and identifiers for all research objects such as grants and articles.

In this way, it makes research objects easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse. The UoN library was represented by Timothy Nzioki from the Digital Services Section.

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