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Bulgaria OA statistics (Updated Weekly)

  • 2479 OA publications in 2 repositories

Open Access in Bulgaria

The National Research Environment

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Science oversees education and research in Bulgaria. The legal framework for founding of higher education institutions is set by the Law of Higher Education. According to Article 9 of this Law, the Parliament (Narodno sabranie) plays the key role in decision making about matters, that concern the network of higher education institutions in the country. 

Major research funders

The major research funder in Bulgaria is the National Science Fund.  Promotion of Open Access is more of an individual effort, than the result of institutional support or policy.

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the coordinator of research in Bulgaria, intends to establish a network of scientific Open Access centres. Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences(IMI-BAS) will be the coordinator of the Bulgarian network and will provide support for academic institutions and researchers. IMI-BAS will launch a national project to develop the research infrastructure and digital repositories for researchers, educators, public bodies and companies who need contemporary scientific and education information and resources. This will foster integration between academia, the public sector and industry, as well as strengthen the institutional links between all major research and education organizations (Universities, Institutes of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, etc).

Open Access and Repositories

Bulgarian research community is informed about the benefits of open access and uses open access research publications.

There is a certain level of awareness among libraries, especially university libraries, though still very few institutions are involved in managing the repositories.

Open Access repositories

As of March 2016 there are 7 Open Access Bulgarian repositories in OpenDOAR.

1)Bulgarian OpenAIRE Repository

Bulgarian OpenAIRE Repository -http://www.bg-openaire.euis a centralized cross-institutional repository and provides OpenAIRE compliance and free access to all peer-reviewed publications resulting from ERC funded FP7 projects in Bulgaria.

2) New Bulgarian University

NBU Scholar Electronic Repository - http://eprints.nbu.bgis the first digital repository of scientific literature in Bulgaria. Faculty members can deposit their papers. Currently there are 565 publications with free online access. The New Bulgarian University encourages faculty members to deposit their research outputs into the repository. 

3) Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Repository at IMI-BAS - http://sci-gems.math.bas.bg is based on DSpace software with an active and configured OAI-PMH interface for metadata harvesting. There are more than 2100 publications from journals, conference  books and reports:

  • Serdica Journal of Computing
  • Serdica Mathematical Journal
  • Mathematica Balkanica New Series
  • Pliska Studia Mathematica Bulgarica
  • Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis
  • International Journal Information Theories and Applications
  • International Journal Information Technologies and Knowledge

4) University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Research at Sofia University - http://research.uni-sofia.bg There are initiatives at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" to support the development of Open Access. There is a digital repository for the main research outputs of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. Other faculties are expected to join soon.

5) Medical University of Sofia (MUS)

The Central Medical Library - http://www.medun.acad.bg was established in 1918. Today, it is an independent institution within the structure of the Medical University of Sofia (MUS) and has its 90-year experience in providing information resources and services for education, research, and professional practice. New open access repository started at address http://nt-cmb.medun.acad.bg:8080/jspui/ Repository is in process of building, for content is planned to include  summaries of PhD theses, dissertations, electronic books, lectures, journal articles and CML-journal publications.

6) Burgas Free University (BFU)

Academic Research Repository at the Burgas Free University - http://www.bfu.bg The research portal of BFU  http://research.bfu.bg contains a collection of articles published in the Year-Books of BFU, articles from magazine “Biznes Posoki” and magazine “Contemporary Humanitaristics”, papers from international conferences of BFU, as well as articles, studies, papers and monographs of lecturers from BFU, published in other scientific editions. This site provides access to the research output of the institution. The interface is available in Bulgarian and English. Users may set up RSS feeds to be alerted to new content.

Open Access publishing

There are 35 Bulgarian Open Access journals from 10 publishers listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): http://www.doaj.org/

Open Access Organisations and Groups

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS): Peter L. Stanchev, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor and chair of Computer Systems Department, e-mail: pstanche[@]kettering.edu

Bulgarian Information Consortium (BIC) / Български информационен консорциум with 38 members - 26 universities, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1 agency, 3 National and Centrl libraries, 4 Public libraries, and 3 NGO - Radostina Todorova, New Bulgarian University Library, eIFL-OA country coordinator, rtodorova[@]nbu.bg.

Government documents regarding open access and open science:

Contributors Contact Details

Peter L. Stanchev, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor and Chair of Software Engineering and Computer Systems Department
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
8 G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail: stanchev[@]math.bas.bg
WWW URL: http://www.math.bas.bg/~stanchev
e-mail: pstanche[@]kettering.edu
WWW URL: http://paws.kettering.edu/~pstanche/

Georgi S. Simeonov,
Reseacher at Software Engineering and Computer Systems Department
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
8 G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail:  gsimeonov[@]math.bas.bg

MAIN Open Access organazed conferences, workshops, events

 

DiPP2017 Conference: September 7 - 9, 2017

http://dipp2017.math.bas.bg/

 

There will also Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Publications, Data and Data Science, which will primarily focus on the following activities:

  • Open Access indicators;
  • Disseminate partners’ best practices;
  • Discuss research problems in the field;
  • Discuss the possibilities of establishing a network of open-access repositories;
  • Contribute to the problems of the harmonization of national legislation and practices; and
  • Discuss the possibilities of developing training courses for creators and managers of scientific digital repositories to ensure interoperability.

    There will also Information day "Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets", which will present the Research project No. DN02/06/15.12.2016 Concepts and Models for Innovation Ecosystems of Digital Cultural Assets (2016 - 2018).

DiPP2016 Conference: September 26 - 28, 2016

http://dipp2016.math.bas.bg/

dipp2016logo

The Sixth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2016 is organized under the patronage of UNESCO and with the support of National Scientific Fund. The conference aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Veliko Tarnovo region. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities are invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field.

Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data, with primarily focus on the following activities:

  • Open Access indicators;

  • Disseminate partners’ best practices;

  • Discuss research problems in the field;

  • Discuss the possibilities of establishing a network of open-access repositories;

  • Contribute to the problems of the harmonization of national legislation and practices; and

  • Discuss the possibilities of developing training courses for creators and managers of scientific digital repositories to ensure interoperability.

DiPP2015 Conference: September 28 - 30, 2015
http://dipp2015.math.bas.bg/

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The Fifth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2015 (September 28 - 30, 2015, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria) is organized under the UNESCO patronage. DiPP2015 aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Veliko Tarnovo region. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities are invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field.

Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data with primarily focus on the following activities:

  • Open Access indicators;

  • Disseminate partners’ best practices;

  • Discuss research problems in the field;

  • Discuss the possibilities of establishing a network of open-access repositories;

  • Contribute to the problems of the harmonization of national legislation and practices;

  • Discuss the possibilities of developing training courses for creators and managers of scientific digital repositories to ensure interoperability.

DiPP2014 Conference: September 18 - 21, 2014

http://dipp2014.math.bas.bg/

dipp2014logo

The Fourth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2014 aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Veliko Tarnovo region. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities are invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field.

DiPP2014 (September 18 - 21, 2014, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria) is organized under the UNESCO patronage and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science.

DiPP2013 Conference: September 18 - 21, 2013

http://dipp2013.math.bas.bg/

dipp2013logo

The third international conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2013 aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Veliko Tarnovo region. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives will be invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field from a number of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities. Special attention will be given to the session "Veliko Tarnovo - a candidate for European capital of culture 2019", which will present the initiative to promote the region on the European and international cultural scene.

DiPP2012 Conference: September 18 - 21, 2012

http://dipp2012.math.bas.bg/

dipp2012logo

The International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2012 aims at presenting innovations, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. A priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those under the auspices of UNESCO. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives will be invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field from a number of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities.

Accompanying Events:

- National information day on Open access to scientific information
- Workshop on the Process of creation and development in Living Labs (Duration: half day; Description: The workshop will present the Living Labs idea, perspectives, and few Living Labs. The workshop participant will touch the Living Lab Requirement: Computer hall and Internet access).
- Workshop on Astroinformatics and Exhibition (Programme);
- Tutorial on Computing: Technological Advances, Social Implications, Ethical and Legal Issues presented by Narayan C. Debnath, Ph. D, D. Sc., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at the Winona State University; President International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA).
- Demonstration sessions of digital libraries and repositories preserving national cultural and scientific heritage;

Discussion forums on
- issues of the promotion of the free flow of ideas and universal access to cultural and scientific information;
- issues of digital presentation and preservation of cultural objects under conditions of risk;
- digitisation and digital preservation in the struggle against illicit trafficking of cultural values.

DiPP2011 the First Conference: September 11 - 14, 2011
http://dipp2011.math.bas.bg/

dipp2011logo

The main aim of the 1st DiPP 2011 Conference is to bring together as many interested institutions/parties as possible working on the digitization, recording, documenting, archiving, presenting, protecting and managing World Cultural and Scientific Heritage in order to share their advanced thoughts, know-how and experience. The main focus is on environments providing open access to digitized heritage. Public and specialized libraries, museums, galleries, archives, community centers, research institutions and universities are expected to gain and exchange knowledge, skills, and expertise from the event. Conference place: Museum of the Bulgarian Revival and Constituent Assembly, Veliko Tarnovo.

Several coherently interrelated events will be arranged in the conference days including:

  • National and international projects for digital presentations and preservation of cultural and scientific heritage
  • Expositions and demo presentations of digital repositories, e-archives, e-museums, libraries, etc. in cultural heritage
  • Round table on open access to digitized cultural and scientific heritage
  • "Open Access to Scientific Information" national information day, organized by the OpenAIRE project and the EuDML "European Digital Mathematics Library" project
  • Workshop on Astroinformatics
  • Presentation of a master program in digitization and digital libraries domain, etc.