The session aims to introduce the advantages of OA database as the most effective way to maximize the distribution of academic research and scholarship in Armenia
The AGBU Papazian Library (PL) and the Public Administration Academy of RA (PAARA), in cooperation with the University of Bergen(UiB), Norway, signed a two-year project on “Developing a Sustainable Platform for Open Access Publishing in Armenia”.
This project aims at supporting two Armenian universities in developing institutional repositories and sustainable mandates for OA publishing of academic results.
At both partner universities it is necessary to increase the amount of OA publishing, without being dependent on large budgets for acquisition of journals and databases. OA is important for scholarly transparency and free access to scientific results, while, the Armenian scholarly results are not very visible, and through OA and IR, we hope to expand access to academic literature and enhance research capacity. The Copyright Law and OA policies are of the highest importance for Armenia. Well developed policies will help both universities to support and disseminate the scholarly works ethically and legally. They will also support authors and protect their rights and help students in their publishing activities.
Through this project, we aim to share our knowledge and experience with AMICAL community in developing an OA platform, legal and management frameworks for the sustainable operation of a digital institutional repository infrastructure.