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Lazarus Matizirofa appointed to NDLTD Board of Directors

Deputy Director at the Department of Library Services (DLS), University of Pretoria, Lazarus Gallant Matizirofa has been appointed as a board member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organisation that supports open access publishing and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.

“This comes as a recognition of his commitment to open scholarship and open research visibility in South Africa and Africa.  Lazarus is a member of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Next Generation Repositories Working Group. He was also a Technical Advisory Board member for the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) (2017-2019), and a member of the Steering Committee for the SA-EU Open Science Dialogue (2018-2019). Mr Matizirofa was one of the pioneers of Open scholarship librarians who steered the formation of the Institutional Repository Managers’ Forum in South Africa in 2011, which led to the IRTALK.”

Read more on the DLS web site.