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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Notes on OA workshop in Georgia

Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Awareness Raising workshop in Georgia, EIFL, June 10, 2008.

On May 14-15, 2008, Georgian Integrated Library & Information System Consortium (GILISC) and eIFL.net organised a workshop Open Access: New Models for Scholarly Communication. Hosted by Ilia Chavchavadze State University the workshop addressed Open Access policies and recommendations and highlighted the benefits of Open Access journals and Open repositories. ...

Publishers of Georgian Open Access journals Computer Science and Telecommunications, Education Sciences and Psychology, Physics, Jurisprudence, Musicology and Cultural Science, Germanistische Studien, all published by Georgian Internet Academy, and Bulletin of the Tbilisi International Centre of Mathematics and Informatics, published by the I.Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics, I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Georgian Academy of Natural Sciences - shared their experience in publishing Open Access journals in Georgia. ...

The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia presented the first open repository in the country with more than 200 full texts dissertations. ...

The workshop participants agreed to create an Open Access working group and to develop a pilot project for the national open repository with centrally managed infrastructure and virtually different repositories managed by institutions. Articles already published in the peer-reviewed journals are planned to be the initial content for this repository and annual reports of the Universities and research institutions will be used to identify the lists of these articles. ...

See also our previous post on the conference.