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Open access resources and integrated search services: application in scientific and educational activities
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On May 5, an online seminar dedicated to the development of the open science initiative was held at the National Library of Belarus with the support of the Springer Nature publishing house.

Vyacheslav Brichkovsky, head of the sector of innovative development of library and information processes at the National Library of Belarus, spoke at the event with a report “Open Access and the ecosystem of scientific communication (mission feasible)”.

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The presentation addressed the issues of digital transformation of scientific and educational processes, the choice of a model for organizing access to scientific and educational resources, the development of a policy of open access to scientific knowledge, the use of systems for the integrated search for scientific information, and management of open research data sets.

Springer Nature's customer service manager Daria Savelyeva spoke about the publishing house's strategy for developing the open access initiative, implementing Plan S, the possibilities of using the Springer Nature platform for scientific research, and introduced the seminar participants to the typical mistakes of authors when submitting manuscripts of scientific articles to Springer's journals Nature, informed about the procedures for canceling article processing charges (APC) when publishing in open access mode.

Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, representatives of higher education institutions of our country and republican scientific and practical centers, employees of libraries of the Republic of Belarus took part in the online seminar.

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