Paraguay

Together with other countries of the region, Paraguay participates in open access regional subject repositories, today with a growing number of records with full-texts, examples:  health (BVS), agriculture (SIDALC), education (Relpe), public management and policies (CLAD-SIARE), social sciences (CLACSO), information science (E-Lis), work (LABORDOC), among others. 

SciELO Paraguay provides open access to the full text of scientific journals published in Paraguay, the collection started with 3 journals in the health sciences.  It is a regional project managed in Paraguay by the IICS - Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, that depends on the national university UNA - Universidad Nacional de Asunción. In Paraguay. The SciELO initiative also includes the Pediatrics Paraguayan Society, the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the UNA, the Health National Institute of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS in Spanish) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).  This SciELO Paraguay digital collection is the one open access digital repository from Paraguay registered in  OpenDOAR.

A recent study (Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America) shows that, as of 2014, 0.30% (16) OA journals indexed in Latindex are published in Paraguay. The Latindex representation in Paraguay is located at the National University of Itapúa (Universidad Nacional de Itapúa). In the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Paraguay has 2 open access journals registered.

ARANDU-Paraguay is a member of RedCLARA, the advanced internet network to interconnect the national advanced academic networks from Latin America among themselves and with networks in the rest of the world. RedCLARA sponsors collaboration among digital libraries and repositories within COLABORA and Red Federada de Repositorios where Paraguay will be able to participate when institutional repositories are developed. 

In 2015, Paraguay became a new affiliate of the Creative Commons (CC)family. The CC team of Paraguay signed their MoU and are now officially in. In Paraguay the CC affiliate institution is TEDIC, a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that brings together lawyers, journalists, political specialists, sociologists, Web developers and graphic designers. The organization aims to promote civic initiatives in education, communications, technology, development and research. CC Paraguay leaders are Maricarmen Sequera, Luis Alonzo Fulchi and Cilia Romero.

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2014: "Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America" is the result of a joint research and development project supported by UNESCO and undertaken by UNESCO in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP); the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO); the Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (RedALyC); Africa Journals Online (AJOL); the Latin America Social Sciences School- Brazil (FLACSO- Brazil); and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)

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