Access Restriction

Author Suber, Peter ♦ Nair, R. Raman ♦ Hussain, K. H.
Source Inflibnet's Institutional Repository
Content type Text
Publisher INFLIBNET Centre
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences
Subject Keyword Open Access ♦ Digital Archives ♦ Preservation
Abstract The importance of doctoral dissertations, the extend of public fund utilized for their production, need for their open access, concepts of Open Access and the arguments for and against it are discussed in detail. A brief historical outline of the attempts in India for digitizing and providing Open Acess to Doctoral Dissertations is provided. The development of the Open Access Digital Archives of Mahatma Gandhi University is examined as an opportunity for other implementers and developers to gain both technical and non-technical insight. Recommendations for establishing a national agency for ensuring OA to doctoral dissertations produced in Indian universities is provided. Discussion on Open Access Initiative and the creation of OA Archives of Dissertations at MGU can reveal to other intuitions in India that it is not a costly or difficult task as generally considered. The paper can infuse interest and confidence to universities and research institutions in India to provide OA to their research works.
ISBN 9788190207980
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article