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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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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).


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 liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).

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 liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).

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).


Donabedian liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4)., 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 liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).

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).


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 liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).

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).


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: liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).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: liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).

  • 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 liberal education: A look at Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Slavic and East European Education Resources, 12(4).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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