It is widely agreed that the knowledge economy represents the future of economic growth for both developed and developing nations. This knowledge comprises intellectual capital, skills proficiency and the potential for innovation, driven firmly by information. More specifically, growth is dependent on people’s access to, and ability to share and exchange, reliable information.
Passionate about shaping the future of research and facilitating the development of the knowledge economy, Sabinet is proud to celebrate Open Access week 2016: to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research and turn breakthroughs into better lives.
Sabinet’s core focus, access to information, was further evidenced by their recent sponsorship of the ‘A-Rated Researchers’ Category at the National Research Foundation Awards. This category sees exceptional researchers recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their respective fields, for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs.
Additionally, Sabinet’s vast Open Access Journal Collection has been further enhanced by their new research platform, www.journals.co.za, offering Open Access content which covers various subject matters.
Providing researchers and academics with the most wide-ranging, searchable collection of full-text electronic African journals, the collections include:
- Business and Finance
- Medicine and Health
- Science, Technology and Agriculture
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- African Journal Archive.
Furthermore, the platform boasts extensive new features that improve research efficacy; from an easy to use drop down menu, to streamlined search options and well-structured web pages.
Visit http://www.journals.co.za/content/collection/open-access for free, immediate, online access to Sabinet’s Open Access content.
With a sound performance history of over 30 years, Sabinet has firmly established itself as a leader in facilitating access to a wide spectrum of high-quality and credible information sources. Over the course of the last three decades, Sabinet has built a strong local and international reputation for providing Africa's information to the world and the world's information to Africa.
Sabinet's mission to support libraries' technical processes, promote resource sharing and enable access to information sources is underpinned by its commitment, partnerships, understanding and support.
Sabinet's roots are in library support services, where it is recognised for providing central platforms for collaboration and resource sharing among libraries.