Promotion of Open Access through self-archiving in Sri Lanka: getting experiences from E-LIS

Garusing Arachchige, J. J. Promotion of Open Access through self-archiving in Sri Lanka: getting experiences from E-LIS., 2009 . In 7th National Conference on Library and Information Science, Colombo, June 25, 2009. [Conference paper]


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This paper explores the main features of e-LIS; one of global level subject-based open access archive on Library and Information Sciences, and discusses the potential of obtaining E-LIS experiences to form a national level e-repository of scientific and scholarly resources in Sri Lanka. It is found that only one national level open access e-repository is available in Sri Lanka. It is NSF e-repository and is still in the beginning stage. There are some attempts to approach open access concept; that several universities and other institutions tried to provide free access to resources by setting up subject gateways, linking to free resources in the internet, building Institutional repositories of institutional publications, and providing simultaneous access to e-journals purchased under consortia programmes. The success of these attempts is not achievable because these attempts were based on personal interests rather than governing under a national programme with the help of authorities. It seems that a national level open access e-repository is essential to the country as the conventional paper mode archives are not able to satisfy the demand of teaching, learning and research community. Open access e-repository in Sri Lanka should be able to accommodate storing, diffusion and managing of knowledge output of the country. The promoting of self-archiving will be an effective mechanism to develop the national e-repository and experiences from global level e-repositories such as E-LIS can be used to form a framework for national level e-repository in Sri Lanka.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: E-LIS E-Repositories Openaccess archives Self-archiving Information sharing E-archives
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services
B. Information use and sociology of information
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: J.J.G. Arachchige
Date deposited: 07 Jul 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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