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OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2017

The 10th International Open Access Week will be held between October 23-29, 2017. The theme for this year is
Open in order to increase visibility. Among other things, the theme advocates for increased access to knowledge, collaboration facilitation and raising research visibility.

The openness is geared to increase the impact of scholarship, enable equitable participation in research and improve public health. The library is planning activities to celebrate the week and involve all stakeholders in the University. We shall keep you updated.

BEALL’S LIST OF PROBABLE PREDATORY PUBLISHERS

Peruse through Beall’s List of  Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals. Also scan through Beall’s list of questionable Journal Publishers.

Access Jeffrey Beall’s Criteria for Determining Predatory Open Access Publishers. These views represent the personal opinion of the author (Jeffrey Beall)  and do not reflect the position of Kenyatta University.

LCD Desktop Magnifiers in the Special Needs Section

Kenyatta University has acquired  two new Merlin LCD desktop magnifiers for use in the Post Modern Library; to be used by students and staff with low vision.

The library uses assistive technology such as CCTVs to magnify print for low vision ; Braille machines for the totally blind; embossers for transcription of print into Braille; JAWS(Job Access with Speech) and NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) screens readers which enable the visually impaired to search/listen  to information, headphones; talking books; magnifying lenses; scanners; calculators and Braille books.

The University has been rated among the best and has the highest number of students with special needs due to its commitment to cater for their needs. This is evidenced by the provision of shuttle services, sign language interpreters, resource center for transcription of examination and CAT scripts and an annual Disability day focusing on the welfare of these persons in the University.

 

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