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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Notes from Kyrgyz OA conference

Iryna Kuchma, "Open Access and Web 2.0: Improving the scientific communications" workshop, eIFL, August 28, 2008.

On August 2-3, 2008 Kyrgyzstan Library Information Consortium in collaboration with and American University of Central Asia organized the workshop "Open Access and Web 2.0: Improving the scientific communications" for Kyrgyz librarians. Seminar presentations (all in Russian) are here.

The Kyrgyzstan Libraries Information Consortium coordinates open access projects in Kyrgyzstan. Among them [are] a pilot open repository in the American University of Central Asia, [and] a national open repository for ETDs (CRAD) ... There are plans to enrich this repository with any scholarly content materials not only from Kyrgyzstan but also from Central Asia. This new shared open repository for Central Asia will be discussed at the 9-th International conference "Issyk Kul 2008: Libraries and democratization of society", that will take place on the 1st to 5th of October 2008 in Kyrgyzstan.

Among other plans: launching Open Access declaration in Kyrgyzstan to encourage the funders of the research to mandate open access, ... creating a directory of open access scholarly content in Russian language, publishing and disseminating advocacy kits in Russian language about open access for scientists, scholars and students, creating intellectual property policies in research institutions to support open access self-archiving, ...

Open Access was also presented at the BarCamp Central Asia 2008 the first non-conference [sic] of such kind in Central Asia (the presentation in Russian is here) that took place the same days August 2-3, 2008 in the American University of Central Asia. ...