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Past and Present Scenario of Open Access Movement in India
Sawant, Sarika

PublishedJanuary 2013
Type of workSpecial Issue on Open Access
JournalThe Journal of Academic Librarianship
Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages 108 - 109
CountryIndia, Asia

ABSTRACT
This paper gives an overview of open archives developed during the period of 2004–2012 in India including institutional, subject, cross repositories, etc. It also depicts the actions taken by the Indian government in response to the OA developments. The paper highlights that there are one cross institutional repository, three cross institutional electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) repositories, three subject repositories, five institutional ETD repositories, and twenty-five functional institutional repositories registered in the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR). It also gives an account of the National Knowledge Commission of India which has proposed a model to continue and expand the number of research papers being put in Open Access by establishing a specific fund for Open Access research. The paper provides the background to, and contemporary issues in, the development of open archives in India. It sum ups with the latest developments initiated by the Indian government, corporate organizations, etc. towards the success of the Open Access movement.

Keywords copyright policies · India · institutional repositories · National Knowledge Commission · open access movement · open archives · thesis and dissertation repositories

ISSN991333
RefereedYes
Rights© 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI10.1016/j.acalib.2012.11.007
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133312001759
Other informationThe Journal of Academic Librarianship
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