Scientific and Technical Information Processing

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 251–257 | Cite as

Open access foreign scientific resources and the SciGuide navigator

  • L. V. BosinaEmail author
  • N. N. Shaburova


This paper outlines the reasons that open access resources are required and the developmental patterns of open access models, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of open access information flows; it introduces a navigator that has been created as a tool for the use of open access resources. It also contains an analysis of statistical data about the use of this tool, including the results of surveys and interviews with the experts from one of the top research institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and presents the authors’ ideas about the role of libraries in the open access movement.


foreign scientific resources electronic publishing open access movement information resources navigator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Public Scientific Technical Library, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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