Open Access to Knowledge Generated by Research

Raman Nair, R. . Open Access to Knowledge Generated by Research., 2009 In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Mahatma Gandhi University Silver Jubilee Commemorative Volume. Mahatma Gandhi University , pp. 167-170. [Book chapter]

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The article discusses the philosophy, history and importance of Open Access movement in the context of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) Open Access Digital Library of PhD Thesis, which is the first official, OA Archive of PhD dissertation launched in India. Points out the need for providing open access to results of all public funded research. Author states that free access to research information is a preliminary requirement for development of a strong economy. Without OA, financial barriers will limit the developing countries from accessing required information; even that resulting from their own research. It is also stressed hat OA can control quality of research prevent duplication and piracy and also give good exposure to research findings of relevance.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Open Access, India, Mahatma Gandhi University, Research
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 23 May 2016 04:16
Last modified: 23 May 2016 04:16


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