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Dominique Babini, Dra.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research field: Social Sciences - Library and Information Science
open access-scholarly communications-social sciences information and communication networking in developing regions- digital repositories-acceso abierto -comunicaciones académicas-redes de información y comunicación en ciencias sociales-repositorios digit


Awards and Grants

  •  May 2009 
    Overseas Development Institute, Evidence-Based Policy in Development Network (EBPDN), London
  •  Jul 2007 
    Open Society Institute, Washington

Biographical Information

Dominique Babini (Argentina). Doctorate in political science (thesis: national information policy) and postgraduate in information science. Active in open access advocacy and development of open access social sciences initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Consulting for IDRC, UNDP, UNESCO, the Argentine government, International Social Science Council, International Committee for Social Science Documentation and Information and private foundations. Since 1998, coordinator of the Latin America and the Caribbean Social Science Council-CLACSO Information Area: open access networking and institutional repository that provides a decentralized open source platform for e-publishing, dissemination and access to research results, with advanced search facilities. The digital collection of 30.000 full-texts, including a peer-review journal collection CLACSO-Redalyc. Receives an average of 1.150.000 text requests each month. Researcher on scholarly communications and open access, at the Gino Germani Institute, University of Buenos Aires, since April 2012.
Has coordinated (1991-1995) the International Development Information Network (IDIN) with participation of social science networks from Asia (ADIPA), Africa (CODESRIA), Latin America (CLACSO), Arab countries (AICARDES) and Europe (EADI).
Member of: Scientific Committee, Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal-Redalyc (open access portal with 758 peer-review journals) ; Experts Committee of the Argentine National System of Science and Technology Institutional Repositories; International Editorial Advisory Board of "Information Development" (Sage Publications); Editor of the International Social Science Council Open Access Resources webpage; board member of the Argentine association of information networks Reciaria.


Professional Experience

2012 - Present
Scholarly communications and open access research - Investigación en comunicaciones científicas y ac at Universidad de Buenos Aires - Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani UBA-IIGG
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 - Present
Editor ISSC Open Access Web Resources -Member Information and Communications Outreach team at International Social Science Council ISSC
Paris, France
2007 - Present
Miembro Comité Científico Asesor at Redalyc
Toluca, Mexico
1983 - Present
Coordinadora Area Información at CLACSO, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
Buenos Aires, Argentina
-1 - Present
Member Editorial Advisory Board at "Information Development" journal
May 2011 - Nov 2011
Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean Section at UNESCO Global Open Access Portal GOAP
Paris, France
Dec 1994 - Dec 2000
Socia at internauta
Dec 1984 - Dec 1994
CLACSO-International Development Information Network IDIN
Dec 1984 - Dec 1989
Consultora at Fundación Antorchas
Dec 1969 - Dec 1987
Directora Servicios de Información at Fundación Aragón

Dec 1978 - Dec 1982
University of Salvador, Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Doctorate in political science
Dec 1975 - Dec 1976
University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Postgraduate studies in library sciences
Dec 1972 - Dec 1976
University of Salvador (Argentina) in Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Graduate studies in political science (Licenciada en ciencia política)
Consulting Services

For UNESCO, IDRC (Canada), International Social Science Council-ISSC, UNDP, UN, World Bank, among others.

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