Only science, technology and research would alleviate the intertwined social and economic challenges of developing nations such as Ethiopia. This study reveals that the current scholarly communication system in Ethiopia is faced with technological and social challenges. Open access is undoubtedly a viable alternative to Ethiopia. It is viable because it has been proved so in many developing countries. Ethiopian universities and research institutions should adopt open access policies and strategies that would improve the access and dissemination of scientific research results. Institutions should embrace open access in their strategic plans. A concerted effort is required from administrators, librarians, researchers, funding agencies and government to implement and fully harness open access in Ethiopia.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of ETD-2009: Bridging the knowledge divide, June 10-13, 2009, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (online)|
|Publisher||University of Pittsburgh|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|