Register now for the LIBSENSE-III Workshop

The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) invites Librarians, Library consortia and NRENs to register for the upcoming LIBSENSE-III workshop to be held in Tunis, Tunisia, during 26-28 April 2019.

This workshop is organized in conjunction with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and EIFL as part of the LIBSENSE Initiative, convenes library and NREN stakeholders in the West and Central African region to explore how repositories can operate embedded in NREN e-infrastructure and provide a foundation for an innovative, open, distributed and networked resource for scholarly communication and open science in Africa.  

Prior to the workshop, a survey will be sent out to librarians in the Higher Education libraries in the Arab Region under ASREN regional network. The workshop will discuss and analyze the results of the survey with regards to higher education sector librarians view of the enabling and constraining factors of their practice as information resource managers, especially regarding the development, implementation and maintenance of open access repositories.

This event follows the first LIBSENSE-I workshop that took place in Novemebr 2018 in Zanizibar in the region of Ubuntunet Alliance and the second LIBSENSE-II which is taking place in Accra 11-12 March 2019 in the region of WACREN. As ASREN is the regional network for the Arab region, the workshop will include all Arab countries.


Towards improving the capability for African Higher Education Librarians to collaborate with NRENs in achieving Better information management capacity, the African Regional Research and Eduaction Networks (Ubuntunet Alliance, WACREN and ASREN) planned the LIBSENSE (Library Support for embedding NREN services and e-Infrastructure) project. The project funded by the European Commission under the AfricaConnect2 Project in collaboration between in support of EIFL and COAR.


  • Define a collaborative agenda for libraries and NRENs
  • Achieve improved information management capacity
  • Federation of open access repositories across the African regions.
  • Build a community of practice for open access and open science

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