Eastern Mediterranean University Özay Oral Library participated in the Fourth National Open Access Workshop organized and hosted by the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) in cooperation with Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS), Hacettepe University and İzmir Institute of Technology. EMU Institutional Archive Team member and Özay Oral Library Acting Director Osman Soykan and EMU Institutional Archive Team member and Library Technical Services Unit Chief Canay Ataöz represented EMU in the said event which took place in Ankara.
More than 400 participants attended the event which hosted discussions on “Open Science” and “Open Access” concepts along with the policies, strategies, legislation, standards and infrastructures needed to provide free access to publicly funded scientific publications and data through institutional repositories.
As stated in Budapest Open Access Initiative Declaration in 2001, during the workshop Open Access is defined as the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. It was also stated that removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.
During the workshop, open access and open data, research infrastructure and standards for working together, buried open archives, DOAJ and SPARC, What is Europe Doing?, standart data models for research information systems: euroCRIS, international ID numbers for researchers: ORCID, open access strategies and projects of important publishers, research data, open data and data management, TÜBİTAK and open access, latest developments and good practice in institutional archives, DSpace software and its effective use were among the topics of discussion.