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Open access initiatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia John Carey Hunter College Health Professions Library. Why OA for the Sciences?. SPARC Accelerate the pace of scientific discovery Encourage innovation Maximize investment in research. Why OA for Developing Countries?.

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Why oa for the sciences

Open access initiatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and GeorgiaJohn CareyHunter College Health Professions Library


Why oa for the sciences

Why OA for the Sciences?

SPARC

  • Accelerate the pace of scientific discovery

  • Encourage innovation

  • Maximize investment in research

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Why oa for developing countries

Why OA for Developing Countries?

The “Invisible College”

  • Science as never before “a global network”

  • High disparity between resource fees vs. local incomes

    More access & impact for researchers in

  • Developing countries

  • Non-elite institutions

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Electronic information for libraries eifl

Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL)

International not-for-profit organization

Mission: “work with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries”

Country Coordinators in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Table 1 oa publishing in the south caucasus 2011

TABLE 1: OA Publishing in the South Caucasus, 2011

Source: Zargaryan, Zayseva, Kuchma (personal communication)

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Why oa for the sciences

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Oa in armenia

OA in Armenia

5 OA Journals, most focusing on science:

  • Mechanics, Physics, Mathematics, Biology . . . also “Historical-Philological”

    Digital Library

  • Fundamental Scientific Library

    Seeks “mass digitization” of NAS journals

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


An issue of language

An Issue of Language

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Why oa for the sciences

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Oa in azerbaijan

OA in Azerbaijan

Institutional Repository

  • KUIR: Khazar University Institutional Repository

    • Diverse subjects

    • The region’s only IR

      3 OA journals: international affairs, general academic research, etc.

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Why oa for the sciences

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Oa in georgia

OA in Georgia

5 OA journals, heavy on technical subjects (mathematics, computer science)

Digital Library of the

National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

  • Electronic theses, dissertations,e-resources

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Why oa for the sciences

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


3 languages georgian russian english

3 Languages: Georgian, Russian, English

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Use of oa to

Use of OA to:

  • 1) provide greater access to content for those in the South Caucasus,

  • 2) encourage national innovation,

  • 3) encourage transnational innovation by providing global access to the scholarly output of South Caucasian scholars, and

  • 4) break down the pay-walls that make scholarly literature too expensive for libraries in the South Caucasus

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


Challenges for oa in the south caucasus

Challenges for OA in the South Caucasus

  • Low level of awareness among faculty

  • Technological infrastructure

  • Political, economic instability

Donabedian, D. A. and Carey, J. (2011). Open access and liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).


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