April 27-28, 2023

Tbilisi, Goeorgia 

National Science Library of Georgia, N3 M. Aleksidze St., II Lane, Tbilisi, Georgia

The history of the National Science Library of Georgia shows the evolution of libraries from repositories of books to open science forerunners. Together with 4 million printed books the National Science Library offers a wide range of open electronic infrastructures including an open-source online catalogue, openjournals.ge, an open journals system-based platform, openlibrary.ge, an open source system repository of non-scientific resources, and openscience.ge, the first open source and open access library repository of scientific works in Georgia.
Such evolution could not have been possible without the support of GRENA, the National Research and Education Network of Georgia providing reliable connectivity and services geared to meet the requirements of the Research and Education community in the country.
This event aims to emphasise the role and function of libraries in the development of science. In the digital age, offering open e-infrastructures has become an important aspect of libraries, and the event aims to explore this topic from different aspects. In addition, this workshop aims to bring together representatives from different countries who are working on developing e-infrastructures for the scientific community or are already managing them. In the welcoming setting of the National Science Library of Georgia participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, plan future partnerships, develop ideas and start building an international community.

The programme will feature presentations from Georgian and international experts from national libraries, open science, research and education networking and the EU. 


Day 1            Thursday, April 27


Presentation title


 10:30 – 11:00

  Registration (refreshments)

First floor at the reception desk

11:00 - 11:50

Welcome and introduction

Nino Pavliashvili, TSU National Science Library, Georgia 

Ministry of education and Science of Georgia

Nino Okribelashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Erekle Astakhishvili, Georgian National Science Foundation

Irina MatthewsGÉANT 

Ramaz Kvatadze, GRENA

 11:50 – 12:35

"Georgian Perspectives of European Research Area"

Nino Parsadanishvili, TSU, Georgia 

“NCP Research Infrastructures"

Nino Inasaridze, Mariam Razmadze,

Horizon Europe National Office Georgia, Georgia

 “EOSC, Open Science and the role of libraries”

Sarah Jones, GÉANT and EOSC, UK

12:35 – 13:00

Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:00

"Open Science-related skills in library career profiles and practice”

Milica Ševkušić, EIFLInstitute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

"Open Science Activity in Armenia"

Shushanik Sargsyan, IIAP NAS RA, Armenia

"Open Science in Ukraine on the example of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

Oleksandra Rodyhina,

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’s library, Ukraine

"The role of academic libraries in the Open Science landscape in the Republic of Moldova"

Viorica Lupu, Ina Nicuta,

The Scientific library of Technical University of Moldova, Moldova

14:00 – 15:00


 15:00 – 15:15

“Towards a Collaborative National Trusted Data Repository: The Development of Deic Dataverse by Copenhagen University Library (KUB) and Copenhagen University IT (KU IT)”

 Richard Dennis,

 University of Copenhagen, Denmark

15:00 – 17:00

Round table discussions  “Building e-infrastructures”

• Copyright

• Data Interoperability



• Copyright - Milica Ševkušić

• Data Interoperability- Richard Dennis

• EOSC - Sarah Jones




Day 2             Friday, April 28


Presentation title


11:00 – 12:30

“Academic services at National Science Library of Georgia"

Nino Pavliashvili, National Science Library, Georgia 

“RASH services for Universities with    U-Library portal and research repositories UCRIS"

Arjan Xhelaj, RASH, Albania

“Building modern e-Libraries using dLibra system"

Błażej Betański,  PSNC, Poland

“Library and Publisher Collaborations for Transformative Agreements: Bilkent University Library Read & Publish Agreements"

Dr. Ebru Kaya,

Bilkent University Library, Turkey

“The National Library of Greece as a hub of research and scientific information"

Georgios Glossiotis,

National Library of Greece, Greece

“Electronic library, scientometrics and scientific information in Azerbaijan"

Rahila Hasanova,

Institute of Information Technology, Azerbaijan 

12:30 – 12:50

Coffee Break

12:50 – 14:00

Round table discussions "Future partnerships"

• Building Community

• Government Support


• Building Community - Milica Ševkušić, Viorica Lupu, Ina Nicuta, Blazej Betanski, Konul Aliyeva

• Government Support -  Zenon Mousmoulas, Arjan Xhelaj

14:00 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:45

Round table discussions "Future partnerships"

• Identifying opportunities for partnerships


Nino Pavliashvili,  Irina Matthews

15:45 – 16:00

Wrap-up and closing

Nino Pavliashvili,   Irina Matthews


City tour

For more information please contact neringa.jackevice@ktu.lt.

For more information about EaPConnect visit https://eapconnect.eu/

Funded by the European Union, EaPConnect is part of the European initiative EU4Digital. The project aims to unite the research and education communities of the EU and the EaP partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) as well as reduce the digital divide.

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