Afghanistan

Afghanistan has made a beginning towards digital information. Afghan government announced that it will give approved researchers access to the raw data it collects in its demographic and economic surveys, expanding access from the prepared data sets it provides now. This step is taken towards enhancing open data plan in the country. Afghanistan, still in its post-war phase has underdeveloped conditions in terms of infrastructure, personnel training and funding. Decision to build Integrated Library System is an open concept: open access, open source, and open standards, are influenced by globalization of open user behavior and expectations.

Potential Barriers

Socio-political condition is dire in the post-war period. Most resources are dedicated to re-building the physical infrastructure and fighting terror. Hence barriers to Open Access of information resources are war, migration, and economic hardships in addition to lack of local content in these Arabic/Persian/Farsi/Dari Languages.

 

(Modified on October 2013)

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