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Open Access to Knowledge and Libraries: Achievements and Trends

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Nazarbayev University Library invite you to the 11th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC) with the theme “Open Access to Knowledge and Libraries: Achievements and Trends” which will be held on 27-28 October 2022 at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

This year's conference will show the present state of open access to knowledge (Open Science, Open Educational Resources, OA technologies, etc.), and the roles and tasks of university libraries in promoting open access and discuss potential future developments worldwide. The Conference features distinguished researchers and engaging speakers. It will be a venue for scientific discussion, constructive exchange of ideas and the best practices through oral presentations. In addition, a range of special workshops to attract participants on wider issues on Open Access for future-ready libraries and library professionals will be held.

We also extend our invitation to potential sponsors as exhibitors. As an exhibitor, you will enjoy exposure and direct marketing opportunities with practitioners and decision-makers in the field. You may choose from different sponsorship packages: Gold, Silver, Bronze.

The languages of the conference are English, Kazakh, and Russian.

Invited Speaker Talks

Open Access is playing a big role in academic and public libraries nowadays. OA repositories, OA journals, OA educational resources, research ethics, information literacy and OA scientific publishing are some of the most discussed topics at contemporary  conferences and workshops. The program committee invites notable speakers in the field highlighting these practices in a changing world.

The program committee invites notable speakers in the field highlighting these practices in a changing world. The topics include:

  1. Open Access, Open Data and Open Educational Resources (Open Data Repositories, Open Data Management and etc.);
  2. Research Ethical Issues in Open Science (Research Ethics, Information literacy and E-research support and etc.);
  3. Open Access Scholarly Publishing and Copyright;
  4. The Technology Trends of Open Access in Libraries;
  5. Libraries' participation in science popularization among the general public.

At the end of the conference, a general meeting of members of the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan will be held.

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This annual international conference discusses current issues and trends in library and information services. 

Important Dates

Opening of Registration - 25 July

Invitation to speakers - 10 June

Deadline of Registration - 15 October

Conference - 27-28 October

Why to come to the EALC? Feedback from 2022

“The various insights and presentations from speakers, the warm welcome, and the hospitality of the organizers and library staff. Thankful for the travel and accommodation grant.”

“Meeting and networking with the participants was a valuable experience. I very much profited from informally being able to chat with various participants and listen to the various speakers' presentations.” 

“Keynote speaker Ray Uzwhyzyn's second talk on research repository ecosystem. I always try to come away with one implementable idea from every conference I attend, and I obtained my one idea from his second talk (Omeka-S as a UI layer on an institutional repository)! Also, just the amazing opportunities to meet and develop relationships with international colleagues - invaluable!”

“The team of organizers was always helpful, open to proposals, and keen to support ideas and solve problems. The presentations I could attend at a distance helped me learn about experiences and perspectives I was curious to know more about. A very positive experience!”

“It was a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from the region and around the world, and it is clear a lot of effort and thought was put into organizing the event, speakers, and social evening.”


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Комитет по архитектуре и строительству при Правительстве Республики Таджикистан. (Ноябрь, 2022). Библиотеки Центральной Азии приняли документ о сотрудничестве по расширению деятельности.

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