Richard is the Librarian of the College of Science Library and a Deputy Librarian in the KNUST Library System. He is knowledgeable in digital Libraries, Data Curation, Digital Repositories and Information Management as well as Open Access / Open Data issues. Very much results-driven, go-getter, follow transformational leadership principles. He provides advanced training for both Lecturers and Students and supports raising awareness of library resources in KNUST. (Literature Search, Avoiding predatory journal publishing, Digital Literacy, Plagiarism, Institutional Repositories, Open Access and Open Science)
Bruce Lamptey has supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in a number of open access repositories in the country (which continues to grow). Through his work, the first open access mandate in the country was introduced by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He is the EIFL Coordinator, EIFL has been working in Ghana since 2003. They supported the creation of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), and through this partnership, libraries in Ghana are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. Bruce Lamptey is a member of the Governing Council of the Ghana Library Association, assisting in diverse ways to develop and reshape the cause of librarians and the library profession in Ghana. He is the Associate Editor of the Ghana Library Journal. He is on the Management Board of SPARC Africa. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.
Richard holds PhD (Information Science) from University of South Africa, South Africa, MPhil (Science and Technology Studies) from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, MA (Information Services Management) from London Metropolitan University, UK and Diploma (Library and Information Studies) from the University of Ghana. He is very passionate about Knowledge sharing and also interested in equity in scholarly communications and research, alternative metrics, grey literature and open access.