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  • 1. Open Access in Egyptand Arab StatesMandy A. Taha, PhDOpen Access Consultant, Egypt
  • 2. Open Access (OA)Definition of "open access" from the Budapest Open AccessInitiative (BOAI):"By open access to this literature, we mean its free availabilityon the public internet, permitting any users to read,download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the fulltexts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them asdata to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose,without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than thoseinseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The onlyconstraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only rolefor copyright in this domain, should be to give authors controlover the integrity of their work and the right to be properlyacknowledged and cited."Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 2
  • 3. Open Access in Arab StatesInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 3
  • 4. Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 4
  • 5. By time elapsedInformation Gap existedInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 5
  • 6. Major force behind the emergence ofthe OA movement• The rising cost of journal subscription• The emergence of digitization• The increasing need to gain access toknowledge and receive greater visibilityInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 6
  • 7. Source: http://library.buffalo.edu/scholarly/index.php
  • 8. Access was only for those who could afford !!Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 8
  • 9. PRESENTInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 9
  • 10. Open Access and Arab StatesOn October 2006 during Nidae Al-Ryadh of FreeAccess to Scientific and Technical InformationCurrently there are:10930 OA Journals listed in DOAJ; 2044 OAJournals in Arab states are listed >>>> 22.35%Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 10
  • 11. MAJOR REGIONAL PROJECTSAND INITIATIVES
  • 12. MajalissInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 12
  • 13. Maghreb Virtual Science Library (MVSL)Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 13
  • 14. QScience.comInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 14
  • 15. MaerfaInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 15
  • 16. Open Access in EgyptInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 16
  • 17. OA Repositories in Egypt• Cairo University: ‫ت‬• ARLIS• AUC DAR Repository (Digital Archive andResearch Repository)• The Agricultural Research Center• The Digital Assets Repository• The BUE e-print repository• IDR-MDLISInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 17
  • 18. Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 201318
  • 19. Snapshot of the Projects at Libraryof AlexandriaInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 19
  • 20. Snapshot of the Projects Library ofAlexandriaInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 20
  • 21. Internet ArchiveInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 21
  • 22. Activities in Open Access in EgyptOpen Access Week (22-28) OctoberInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 22
  • 23. Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 23
  • 24. Institute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 24
  • 25. OA Week profile can be viewed here:http://www.openaccessweek.org/group/open-access-egyptwww.openaccessweek.org/profile/MandyTahaInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 2013 25
  • 26. Thank youQuestions ?!Mandy A. TahaOpen Access Consultant, PhDE-mail: Mandy_taha@hotmail.comLinked in: Mandy Taha /Twitter: @mtahahttp://eprints.rclis.org/17568/http://www.openaccessweek.org/group/open-access-egypthttp://www.openaccessweek.org/profile/MandyTahaInstitute Supérieur de Documentation Campus Universitaire de la Manouba,Avril 10, 201326