Open access to knowledge and information: scholarly literature and digital library initiatives – the South Asian scenario

Das, Anup Kumar (2008) Open access to knowledge and information: scholarly literature and digital library initiatives – the South Asian scenario. UNESCO, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9788189218218

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Abstract

The South Asia sub-region is now in the forefront of the Open Access movement within developing countries in the world, with India being the most prominent partner in terms of its successful Open Access and Digital Library initiatives. Institutional and policy frameworks in India also facilitate innovative solutions for increasing international visibility and accessibility of scholarly literature and documentary heritage in this country. This publication has its genesis in the recommendations and proceedings of UNESCO-supported international conferences and workshops including the 4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL2001, Bangalore); the International Conferences on Digital Libraries (ICDL2004 & ICDL2006, New Delhi); and the International Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software (2006, Kozhikode), where many information professionals of this sub-region demonstrated their Digital Library and Open Access initiatives. This book describes successful digital library and open access initiatives in the South Asia sub-region that are available in the forms of open courseware, open access journals, metadata harvesting services, national-level open access repositories and institutional repositories. This book may be considered an authoritative Source-book on Open Access development in this sub-region.

EPrint Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital Libraries, Open Access, South Asia, India, Open Course-ware, Open Access Journals, Metadata Harvesting Services, Repositories, Digital Archives, Institutional Repositories
Subjects:Information Science > Library Science
Information Science > Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Science > Information Centers
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Information Science > Information Services
Information Science > Communication
Information Science > Publishing
Information Science > Information Management
ID Code:2789
Deposited By:Mr. Anup Kumar Das
Deposited On:04 April 2008

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