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Tigran Karo Zargaryan

Date of birth -  25.02.1954

The area of research interest

Free and Open Source Software solutions for digital libraries,

open standards, distance learning, open educational resources,

Creative Commons licensing schemes,

Libraries automation environments,

Automation of archives and libraries, hybrid paper and electronic record systems.


2010 – present eIFL consortium advisory board member.
1997 – present            

President of the Armenian CDS/ISIS Users Group Association. URL: www.distancelearning.am

1997 – 2000 Member of the Standing Committee of “Information Technologies” International Federation of Library Associations
1998 – present

Member of the Executive Board of Internet Society – Armenia Chapter.

1998 - 2010  Member of Working Committee “Information Technologies” of NAS RA
1994 – 1997

Member of the Executive Board of Library Association of Armenia


1971- 1976        

Yerevan State Engineering University. Diploma, Engineer


Ph. D. (informatics) received from Moscow Russian University. (Former  name Moscow    Historical-Archives Institute). 


Digital Libraries, Free and Open Source Software, Information & Technology Literacy, Open

Educational Resources, Distance Learning.


Armenian, Russian, English

Professional Experience

2011-present           Director, National Library of Armenia
2011-present Scientific Adviser, the Fundamental Scientific Library of the Academy of Science RA
2006-2011 Director, the Fundamental Scientific Library of the Academy of Science RA
2009-present Chair of Department ‘Library and Information Science’. International Scientific Educational Centre of NAS RA.
2007-2009 Project coordinator of eIFL-FOSS ILS programme: http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/services/eifl-foss
1996 – 2006 Head of Automation Department of Yerevan State University Library
1994 – 2003 Head of Automation department of Republican Scientific Medical library of Armenia

Teaching Experience

2008  till now

Academic courses

Information technologies and digital libraries

Machine readable mapping, official records

Cultural memory maintenance

Machine readable mapping

Tel:        (+374 10) 524750