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					                       AuthorAID
                  Knowledge Community

       1. Global/Open: (Barbara Gastel) for
          all AuthorAIDs
              •   Push out info
              •   Exchange ideas
       2. Enrolled: manage mentoring for
          each AuthorAID

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              Knowledge Community
                the active elements
                a web-based collaborative
              environment to be used by both
                   authors and mentors

               Prof. Venansius Barya Baryamureeba
              Makerere University Faculty of Computing
                 and Information Technology (CIT)

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        Collaborative Environment
       • match mentors to authors
       • assist & track the mentoring
       process
       • provide content to assist authors
       prepare better scientific papers.


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                     Architecture
          • Open Area: includes the landing page and
            AuthorAID content

          • Mentoring System: handles all aspects of
            mentoring (including author enrollment, mentor
            matching, etc)

          • Administrative area: includes mentor selection,
            privileged statistics tracking, etc.


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                    Open Area 1
          • Landing Page: a brief introduction to AuthorAID
            concept, benefits, & information on how to
            join/participate (for both authors and potential
            mentors). May also include basic statistics
            (number of registered mentors, etc)
          • Tutorials, advice & tips for
            authors/scientists. (B.G.)
          • Links to relevant external content, including
            partners, articles, publishers, etc. (B.G.)
          • System Administration Interface



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              Open Area 2

• a Wiki system, making it easy for
  (authorised/authenticated) users to
  rapidly adapt the content to changing
  needs/circumstances




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               Active Area:
              administration

• provides functionality for system
  operation and maintenance by
  AuthorAID personnel.
• System Management: Wiki features
  management, including content editing,
  rights assignment, statistics tracking.

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      Administration of Mentoring
          Mentor enrollment:
              Application receipt (online or via email),
               including notification of relevant reviewers.
              Peer/mentor recommendation (e.g. using
               “web of trust” concept)
          Internal/protected communication/discussions,
            using weblog- or forum structure.
          Mentoring: capture, tracking, evaluation



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                    Mentoring
              [restricted to mentors and authors]


• Author Registration
• Mentoring requests
     – Autonomous matching
     – Assisted matching
• Online mentoring process tracking, including
  document versions, comments/status history,
  feedback with email alerts.
• Discussion forums

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              Notes on Methods

• Open Source and Open Standards
• Good Graphic Designs for Low Band
  Width
• Flexible engines/input requirements



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                     Thanks!

                Anthony Robbins, MD
              anthony.robbins@tufts.edu


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