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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nigerian librarian honored for OA work

The Nigerian Library Association has honored Ezra Shiloba Gbaje for launching an institutional repository for Ahmadu Bello University.  From today's announcement by eIFL:

Ezra Shiloba Gbaje has been awarded the Dr. James O. Daniel prize for the Most Innovative Library-based ICT project by the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) for his Open Access work. Ezra installed and configured Dspace for his university, Ahmadu Bello University. During the award presentation at the NLA meeting this September, Ezra demonstrated the role of an institutional repository and there was great interest from the 400 participants to learn more. eIFL is working with Ezra to organize an open access workshop in Nigeria next year which will build upon this enthusiasm.

PS:  Congratulations, Ezra!