Ecuador has approved in 2010 a higher education law that requires deposit of graduate and posgraduate thesis in the Higher Education National Information System. It is a country that has been very active in recent years in the development of institutional repositories: 21 digital repositories are registered in ROAR and/or OpenDOAR, mainly higher education institutional repositories with concentration on theses contents. And a few universities from Ecuador have thesis in Cybertesis. The Consortium of University Libraries from Ecuador (Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias del Ecuador-COBUEC) is a harvester for contents from repositories of universities and other higher education institutions. And FLACSO Andes has developed a harvester oriented to social sciences (Buscador Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales) and Flacso Andes with digital contents.
No mandates registered in ROARMAP.
The Ecuatorian Consortium for Advanced Internet Development (Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet Avanzado / Red Nacional de Investigación y Educación del Ecuador-CEDIA) coordinates the National Network of Repositories (Red de Repositorios), which is the national focal point of RedCLARA (Latin America Cooperation of Advanced Networks) and, together with the National Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación-SENESCYT), are the focal points of the Latin America Network of Institutional Repositories National Systems (Red Federada Latinoamericana de Repositorios Institucionales de Documentación Científica). Ecuador has also members in CoLaBoRa, the Latin America Community of Digital Libraries and Repositories.
SENESCYT is the national focal point of LATINDEX, that provides links to 6 open access journals from Ecuador. This country has 2 open access journals registered in DOAJ and in Redalyc, Ecuador has a digital collection starting with 3 open access journals.
Together with other countries of the region, Argentina participates in open access regional subject repositories with a growing number of full-texts, examples: health (BVS), agriculture (SIDALC), science (PERIÓDICA), education (Relpe), public management and policies (CLAD-SIARE), social sciences (CLACSO, FLACSO, CLASE), work (LABORDOC), marine sciences (Oceandocs), among others.
Four university libraries from Ecuador participate with full-texts in the Bibliotheca Digital Andiana.
Creative Commons promotes the use of open licenses in Ecuador.
(Modified on December 2013)