Together with other countries of the region, Uruguay participates in open access regional subject repositories, today with a growing number of records with open access full-texts, examples: health (BVS), agriculture (SIDALC), science (PERIÓDICA), education (Relpe), public management and policies (CLAD-SIARE), social sciences (CLASE, CLACSO and FLACSO), work (LABORDOC), marine science (Oceandocs), information science (E-Lis), among others.
In 2004, at the Meeting on scientific publication and copyright in the digital world, the Scielo project was presented in Uruguay. The Scielo Uruguay collection has 7 journals available open access to the full-text. This repository is registered in ROAR (one repository) and also in OpenDOAR (one repository). No mandates are registered in ROARMAP.
Further adoption of institutional repositories and mandates can be encouraged with participation of Uruguay in COLABORA, Red Federada Repositorios and other regional initiatives sponsored by RedCLARA, whose member in Uruguay is Red Académica Uruguaya / RAU2.
Uruguay, represented by BINAME/CEDIM (the National Library of Medicine) is now a member of Latindex, where this country has a few journals in full-text. Latindex Uruguay has also presence in Facebook to publish news on electronic publishing, scientific publishing, open access and course announcements.
The National Agency for Research and Innovation (Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación- ANII) promotes open access to research publications, and has developed Portal TIMBÓ with open access contents in support of education and research, and presence in Facebook and Twitter.
Among other open access local initiatives, the Central Bank of Uruguay has developed a virtual library for economic resources (BV-RIE Biblioteca Virtual de Recursos para la Investigación Económica
An enabling factor for future open access education initiatives is the fact that the government of Uruguay issued a plan CEIBAL to ensure that each child and teacher has a laptop connected to internet to improve education and information opportunities for them.
(Modified on December 2013)