Openness of access to information and knowledge – one of important theses of modern development of humanity. The big contribution to development of the movement for “Open access” is made by the eIFL.net (www.eifl.net) international consortium which unites 4 200 libraries in 47 developing country and countries with economies in transition, the total number of which users of libraries already exceeded 800 million. One of programs of consortium is support of an initiative of publications of open access and creation of institutional repositories with national (local) content.
Open access (Open access (OA)) is a free access on the public Internet allowing readers to read, load, copy, extend and to print, look for and make references, to index, transfer as or to use data with other legal purpose, passing financial and technical barriers, only keeping integrity of work and referring to the author.
The concept of open access is widely discussed among researchers, scientists, employees of libraries, research associates, financiers, public servants and publishers. In spite of the fact that there is a real agreement on the general concept of open access, there is debate deserving attention about economic aspect of financing of activities for reviewing of the works published in open access, reliability and an economic benefit of independent deposition. More than 90% of the reviewed magazines support deposition in any look. About 10% of the reviewed magazines are in open access now.
The first important international mention of open access contains in the Budapest conference on open access in February, 2002. Followed Bifezd’s statement in June, 2003 it and the Berlin declaration on open access to scientific and humanitarian knowledge in October, 2003. In Uzbekistan the movement for open access began more than 15 years ago (2001).
Now the library has 30 resources of open access provided to readers in a network of library.
Open access information resources:
- Cambridge JOURNALS
- The Institute of Physics (IOP)
- OECD iLibrary
- Oxford Dictionaries.com
- Royal Society Publishing
- BioMed Central
- Chronicling America
- DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
- Encyclopaedia Iranica
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- Free Medical Journals
- The World Bank Open Financial Data
- Library and Archives Canada
- The World Bank
- National Center for Biotechnology Information
- National Library Singapore
- PLOS (Public Library of Science)
- Science Books Online
- East Literature
- WDL (World Digital Library)
- FEL (Fundamental electronic library)
- ESM (Economy. Sociology. Management)