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1 OPEN ACCESS IN NATIONAL LAWS – A CASE STUDY OF LITHUANIA Dr. Gintare Tautkeviciene Head of Information Services Department, Kaunas University of Technology; Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA) EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

2 OUTLINE Open access in Lithuania: initiatives, situation The national repository eLABa: description, collections, statistics Documents regulating open access Problems EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

3 OA IN LITHUANIA: INITIATIVES Membership in BioMedCentral: The Institute of Oncology at Vilnius University, 2004 The Library of Kaunas University of Medicine, Start-up of the development of the repository: ETD Lithuania Project as a Pilot for the Baltic States, EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

4 OA IN LITHUANIA: INITIATIVES Main OA events: Workshop Open Access and Scholarly Communication, Organizers: LMBA, OSI Workshop Open Access - Revolution in the Scholarly Publishing?, Organizers: LMBA, LABT Workshop OA in European Union and Lithuania, Organizers: SPARC, LMBA, Ministry of Education and Science Open Access Day: Workshop Quality Assurance of Scientific Information in Open Access, October 14, 2008, Ministry of Education and Science, Research Council of Lithuania, LMBA OA Week: a promotion event; an OA panel session at the international conference Innovation and Creativity in e-Learning, November 20, 2009, Kaunas EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

5 OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS 13 journals in DOAJ Lithuanian Academy of Sciences 12 scientific journals are published (all of them are OA) Lithuanian research journals (the majority of them are OA) EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

6 Electronic Academic Library of Lithuania (eLABa) Project Lithuanian Academic Libraries Network ETD Lithuania Project as a Pilot for the Baltic States, Projects financed from the European Union Structural Funds, : Development of Lithuanian academic e-publishing system Lithuanian virtual library and creation of a full-text documents database Lithuanian science and study e-documents accumulation and delivery to the users EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

7 eLABa COLLECTIONS

8 ETD COLLECTION (submission by institutions) BT – Bachelor theses MT – Master theses WPGA – Works by post-graduate s of art DD – Doctoral dissertations DDS – Doctoral dissertation's summaries SWRHP – Science works for habilitation procedures EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

9 ETD COLLECTION (by access status) Unrestricted Available on intranet only Withheld EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

10 eLABa INTEGRATION WORLDWIDE Registration: ROAR ( The Registry of Open Access Repositories) OpenDOAR ( The Directory of Open Access Repositories) Availability: Google OAIster BASE NDLTD DRIVER DART-Europe PEER, etc. EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

11 OA POLICY: governmental level The Law on Copyrights and Related Rights (as of May 18, 1999) The Order of the Minister of Education and Science of Lithuania as of July 14, 2006 Re: Establishment of Information System for Online Research and Studies Documents in Lithuania The Order of the Minister of Education and Science of Lithuania as of March 13, 2008 Re: Accumulation of graduation thesis, doctoral dissertations and their summaries as well as reviews of research works submitted for the habilitation procedure in the information system for science and study e-documents of the Republic of Lithuania The Law on Science and Studies of the Republic of Lithuania (as of April 30, 2009) EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

12 The Law on Science and Studies of the Republic of Lithuania (as of April 30, 2009) Article 45. Publicity of the results of scientific activity: 1. In order to guarantee the quality, transparency of scientific research and to stimulate scientific advancement carried out by utilizing the state budget funds, all results of scientific activity carried out in the state science and study institutions must be made public (via the internet and by other means) if this is in agreement with the laws regulating intellectual property and protection of the commercial, state or work-related secrets. 2. The results of scientific activity carried out at non-governmental institutions of science and studies using the state budget funds must be made public (via the internet and by other means) if this is in agreement with the laws regulating intellectual property and protection of commercial or state secrets. EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

13 POLICY AND REGULATIONS: Institutional level Regulations of Open Access to Scientific Information of Vilnius University (October 8, 2009) Vytautas Magnus University Regulations on Submission of Study and Research Documents to the Electronic Academic Library of Lithuania (eLABa) (May 27, 2009) EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

14 PROBLEMS: Governmental Level No secondary legislation has been adopted Changes of top-level officials Adjustments in financing the development of the repository EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

15 PROBLEMS: Institutional Level Unwillingness of certain institutions to allocate funds for the development and maintenance of the repository Administrators of the Institutions are not inclined to share the results of research OA publications do not provide additional points in ranking accomplishments of scientists The eLABa interface is not sufficiently clear and user friendly Uploading of works on the eLABa is rather complicated. EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

16 FUTURE PLANS A new consortium – the Consortium of Lithuanian Academic Libraries for the Development and Support of Information Infrastructure for Science and Studies, 2010 One of its objectives – reorganisation and development of the eLABa Vilnius University - a new administrator of the eLABa New documents regulating involvement of institutions in the development of the eLABa are under preparation A Working Group consisting of representatives of all research and higher education institutions has been established and will start its activities in early September EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010

17 QUESTIONS? Lithuanian Research Library Consortium EIFL 2010 General Assembly, Lund, Sweden, August 6 - 8, 2010


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