The Association of African Universities in partnership with University of Khartoum, Sudan, invites individuals / institutions to their DATAD-R IV workshop to be held at the Prestigious University of Khartoum, Sudan, from the 28th – 30st January 2018. This DATAD-R IV workshop, is for both Librarians and library IT support staff of University libraries, and other information and knowledge management professionals.

Institutions thinking of managing the theses/dissertation and research from faculty electronically, but having challenges, institutions that intend to set up an institutional repository and to make their research more visible, Institutions with existing repositories that want to revamp their repositories to meet current trends and be harvested for DATAD-R are all strongly encouraged to participate. There will be some time allocated for hands-on and there will be two parallel sessions namely

  1. IR management training for the librarians and
  2. IR setup, configuration and customization for Library IT staff.

Institutions are strongly encouraged to send 2 partcipants – one for each category above- to attend this all-important meeting. Areas to be covered will include the following for

Librarians/Information Professionals

  • What is a repository and the benefits for an HEI
  • Advocacy and institutional support
  • A useful checklist for Setting up an IR
  • Technical approaches to setting up an IR
  • Metadata descriptions
  • Creating users and user groups
  • Creating communities and collections
  • Assigning roles and establishing workflows

IT group

  • Setting up the IR server
  • Installing software (DSpace)
  • Upgrading from lower versions to higher version
  • Configuration DSpace,
  • Customizing DSpace
  • Integrating DSpace into institutional website/platforms
  • Embargoes

Both groups

  • Making your repository more visible by means ofTracking visits through online statistical monitoring
    • URI/DOI
    • Google analytics
    • RSS feeds
    • Other social media platforms
  • Harvesting


The registration fee per participant is as listed below, and will cover the cost of snacks, lunch and training material.

Participants from AAU member institutions in Sudan                      $200

Participants from Non-AAU member Institution in Sudan                $300

Interested participants are kindly requested to register online at the link below

Please endeavor to register before December 30, 2017, to allow time to arrange for visas. Participants will cover their cost of air ticket and accommodation.

For further information please contact: Abednego Corletey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), copy Nodumo Dhlamini (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Prof. Etienne E. Ehile

Secretary General

Association of African Universities