Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA).

EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar Ministry of Education, and several more are also keen to set up OA repositories.

EIFL’S OA support is part of the EIFL e-Library Myanmar project, which was created to enable libraries at universities under the control of the Ministry of Education to provide effective support for teaching, research and learning.

“Open access is essential for us to achieve the university’s vision. We need access to up-to-date scientific publications, and to be able to make our research visible and available to scientists and researchers in Myanmar and the international community.” – Professor Dr Thida Win, Rector, University of Mandalay.

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