Khazar University Library and Information Center has involved in a wide range of Open Access-related activities. These activities fall into three broad areas:
OA activities include the following:
LIC strives to outreach to the University faculty to educate and promote Open Access options. We work closely with faculty to both educate on the different publishing options and also to assist faculty with locating Open Access scholarly materials and including these materials into curriculum by one-on-one consultation, presentations, etc.
To encourage acceptance of Open Access among the academic and research community in our country, we made a number of attempts to disseminate information, including a series workshops, presentations, translation of key documents into Azeri.
LIC has made progress by:
Khazar University Library and Information Center (LIC) has been participating in Open Access Week during last some years. The main our activities were presentations, publications, translations key OA documents from English into Azeri.
Translation the Berlin Declaration on Open Access from English into Azeri by Khazar University staff helped academic institutions, research funding agencies, libraries in Azerbaijan to more clearly understand the advantages of worldwide free and unrestricted open access to scientific research.
This year a special attention was paid to series workshops devoted encouraging Khazar University academic community to publish their work according to the principles of the open access; developing Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences and other university open access online-journals in order to maintain the standards of quality assurance and good scientific practice; developing open access Khazar University Institutional Repository (KUIR).
Khazar University academic staff publications are either to be deposited in the KUIR, or to be published in the Khazar open access journals. Meanwhile, the advantages of worldwide free and unrestricted access to scientific research are beyond controversy. For researchers, using open access maximises their research impact, increases their visibility and raises their reputation. Users are benefiting from open access as well: they can access relevant information on the Web worldwide at any time.
Discussions and presentations of the creation and establishment working models of Open Access journals and institutional repositories for the academic and library community was held at the Khazar University Library and Information Center in October, 2018 during Open Access Week.