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The Initiatives And Role Of Librarians Towards Open Access, Sankha Subhra Das, Arpita Roy Chowdhury Nov 2019

The Initiatives And Role Of Librarians Towards Open Access, Sankha Subhra Das, Arpita Roy Chowdhury

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Open Access is the free online availability of digital contents, scholarly journal articles, research results that authors publish without expectation of payment and is based on an ethical argument that research funded by the public should be available to the public. Open Access operates within the legal framework and owns the original copyrights for their work. Authors can transfer the rights to publishers to post the work on the web or else can retain the right to post their work on the archives. This article talks about the influence of open access in the present era. The objectives of the ...


Evaluation Of Selected Open Access Electronic Thesis And Dissertation Repositories, Javaid Wani, Umer Gull Khan, Aadil Ahmad Hafiz Sep 2019

Evaluation Of Selected Open Access Electronic Thesis And Dissertation Repositories, Javaid Wani, Umer Gull Khan, Aadil Ahmad Hafiz

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the selected open access electronic thesis and dissertation repositories based on the selected parameters like Visual interface, search features, format, registration and alerting services.

Design/methodology/approach: Survey method coupled with online visits to selected repository websites was carried in order to achieve the objectives of the study.

Findings: The findings show that repositories are having adequate features, but there is a need of improvement also.

Research limitations/implications: The scope of the study is limited to the open access electronic thesis and dissertation repositories of three subject domains viz ...


Design And Implementation Of Open Journal System (Ojs) For Rajagiri Journals: A Review, Sreejith R, Vijesh Vijayan, Francis A J Aug 2019

Design And Implementation Of Open Journal System (Ojs) For Rajagiri Journals: A Review, Sreejith R, Vijesh Vijayan, Francis A J

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Open Access (OA) is an alternative business model for the publication of scholarly journals. It makes articles freely available to readers on the Internet and covers the costs associated with publication through means other than subscriptions. Online Journal System (OJS) is an end to end publishing management platform offered by Public Knowledge Project (PKU) which will help Journal publishers and content developers to manage its journal website along with managing pre-publishing editorial activities including manuscript management, peer review process & publishing process. The OJS platform will cover all aspects of online journal publishing, from establishing a journal website to operational tasks ...


Open Access Computer Science Journals In The Doaj: An Analytical Study, Midhat Mehraj, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman, Shabir Ahmad Ganaie Jul 2019

Open Access Computer Science Journals In The Doaj: An Analytical Study, Midhat Mehraj, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman, Shabir Ahmad Ganaie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Open Access movement has shown tremendous growth over the years throughout the world in various regions, countries and disciplines. This paper aims to evaluate the publishing trends of the open access journals in the computer science discipline registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The data collected after the in-depth examination of the directory was analysed and tabulated using simple techniques to fulfil the set objectives. The study evaluates the highest number of contributions country wise, language wise and other factors associated with journals found in DOAJ


Awareness Of E-Journals Among Library Users In University Of Delhi And Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow: A Study, Divyanshu Gupta, Manir Uddin Ansari May 2019

Awareness Of E-Journals Among Library Users In University Of Delhi And Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow: A Study, Divyanshu Gupta, Manir Uddin Ansari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In this digital environment, the use of electronic resources is very common and as of today almost all the libraries compatible with electronic resources. Both the Universities has the collection open as well as the subscribed database. The present study is on the use of e-journals by the research scholars in the libraries of the University of Delhi (DU) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow. It is intended to evaluate the purpose, types, problems in assessing the e-journals. The finding of the study revealed that a greater number of users from both the university use e-journals for their study ...


Open Access Publishing Model: Preferences, Opportunities, And Challenges – An Opinion Survey Among Teaching Staff In Higher Education Institutions In Tamilnadu, Govindarajan Ramadoss, Dhanavandan S May 2019

Open Access Publishing Model: Preferences, Opportunities, And Challenges – An Opinion Survey Among Teaching Staff In Higher Education Institutions In Tamilnadu, Govindarajan Ramadoss, Dhanavandan S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: Open Access, a novel model of publishing is one among the surprises and delights of the digital age. It is a paradigm shift in the academic society which hammered up the traditional publishing and unlatched the doors of knowledge to reader community. One of the main drives of open access is to make academic research more easily available and maximum exploitation of resources.

Objectives: This study aims to elucidate how well that teaching community working in higher education institutions in Tamil Nadu, endorses for the open access publishing model. The study elucidates their preferences on open access publishing and ...


Open Access Repositories In Asia: An Overview, Ubaid Ullah Shah May 2019

Open Access Repositories In Asia: An Overview, Ubaid Ullah Shah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Open access refers to the free and unrestricted access to scholarly literature published around the globe via internet. Online free access to quality literature is desired by every individual, organization or community especially in developing nations. Various studies have been conducted which show that the growth of open access in developed regions like Europe and North America is quite prevalent but in case of developing nations such is not the case. Though developing regions are making progress towards liberating the literature from chains but still there is long way to go. Open access needs to be promoted on a large ...


Open Access Electronic Thesis And Dissertation Repositories: An Assessment, Javaid Ahmad Wani May 2019

Open Access Electronic Thesis And Dissertation Repositories: An Assessment, Javaid Ahmad Wani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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Purpose- This study evaluates the Open Access Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (OAETD) repositories available at oatd.org , on the basis of various parameters like structure, content support, technical and operational feasibility. It highlights positive and negative aspects of select OAETD repositories and forward suggestions for the better improvement.

Design/methodology/approach- Survey method coupled with online visits is employed to obtain data from OAETD repositories besides schedule is drafted to understand various technical features.

Findings- The findings of present work further strengthen the belief that adaptation of open access procedures in different settings especially in modern day research is ...


Institutional Repository In Open Doar: Status Quo India, Dattatraya Trayambak Kalbande May 2019

Institutional Repository In Open Doar: Status Quo India, Dattatraya Trayambak Kalbande

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose

Up to the 2005 theses, dissertations, research papers and rare collection in most of the Indian libraries, are kept in closed access and it is very difficult to the researchers to access them as a reference source for the further study as well as to avoid duplication, to avoid plagiarism to maintain research ethics in the research, but after that in India UGC and Many higher/research education institutions taking lead to develop Institutional repositories (IR) for Collect, Manage, Disseminate, and Preserve scholarly work created by the Teachers and researchers.

Design/methodology/approach

Total 84 Institutional Repositories (IR ...


Contribution Of The Uk Open Access Repositories To Opendoar, Saria Ibrahim, Iram Nazir Beigh Apr 2019

Contribution Of The Uk Open Access Repositories To Opendoar, Saria Ibrahim, Iram Nazir Beigh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT:

Purpose: The study aims to shed light on the growth and development of open repositories of the UK based on six parameters i.e. repository type, language, software usage, subject coverage, content type, and operational status.

Methodology: Directory of Open Access Repositories (Open DOAR) was consulted to extract the data on the selected parameters. As on 23rd January 2019, a total of 278 repositories were indexed by Open DOAR. OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories which enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location ...


Digital Footprint For The Personal Branding Of Librarians In The Digital Society, Dattatraya Trayambak Kalbande Mar 2019

Digital Footprint For The Personal Branding Of Librarians In The Digital Society, Dattatraya Trayambak Kalbande

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose:-The use of academic profiling sites is becoming more common, and emerging technologies boost researchers’ visibility and exchange of ideas. In this paper highlighted profiling sites. These sites are Research Gate, Academia.edu, Google Scholar Citations, Researcher ID and ORCID, Scopus ID, Blogs, Personal Websites etc.

Design/methodology/approach:- The paper adopts the methodology of simple literature review and personal practical experience. The paper reveals a practical case of digital footprint management.

Findings:- Due to the need for librarians to embrace the unleashed steps in creating a digital footprint of themselves in the present dynamic information environment and emerging ...


Perception Of Library Professionals In Kerala Towards Open Access Publications: A Gender Wise Study, Prajeesh Bhaskaran, Dineshan Koovakkai Dr Mar 2019

Perception Of Library Professionals In Kerala Towards Open Access Publications: A Gender Wise Study, Prajeesh Bhaskaran, Dineshan Koovakkai Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses the perception of library professionals in Kerala towards Open Access. It highlights the impact of open access in saving the budget of libraries, faster publication, accessibility of articles, popularity, citation, impact factor. Open access initiative has been widely implemented in academic institutions in different parts of the world. It is also make available to academic community in India through internet by various institutions. The Library professional has significant role in promoting and dissemination of the Open Access Initiatives in Kerala. The study analyses the perception of Library professionals towards Open Access (OA) in Kerala. The result of ...


Global Landscape Of Open Access Repositories, Asma Bashir, Aasif Ahmad Mir, Dr.Zahoor Ahmad Sofi Jan 2019

Global Landscape Of Open Access Repositories, Asma Bashir, Aasif Ahmad Mir, Dr.Zahoor Ahmad Sofi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The present study attempts to highlight the status of “open access repositories” globally.

Methodology: Present study is based on the data gathered from “open-DOAR”. Data gathered was thoroughly analyzed based on chosen parameters, viz., “Geographical distribution”, “Software usage”, “Language diversity”, “Operational status”, “Repository type”, “Content type” and “Subjects archived”.

Findings: Open access repositories (OARs) have witnessed potential growth trends particularly in developed countries. The findings reveal that “USA” is the leading country with the largest number of repositories and “Europe” is the leading continent in contribution towards OARs. The study also reveals that the “DSpace” is one of the ...


Authorship Distribution And Collaboration In Lis Open Access Journals: A Scopus Based Analysis During 2001 To 2015, Nilaranjan Barik, Puspanjali Jena Sep 2018

Authorship Distribution And Collaboration In Lis Open Access Journals: A Scopus Based Analysis During 2001 To 2015, Nilaranjan Barik, Puspanjali Jena

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is a bibliometric analysis of some selected open access Library and Information Science (LIS) journals indexed in Scopus database during the period 2001 to 2015. The study has covered 10 LIS open access journals with 5208 publications to establish an idea about the pattern of authorship, research collaboration, collaboration index, degree of collaboration, collaboration coefficient, author’s productivity, ranking of prolific authors etc. of said journals. Lotkas’s inverse square law has been applied to know the scientific productivity of authors. Results show that, the covered LIS open access journals are dominant with single authorship pattern. The ...


Institutional Repository Based Open Access Scholarly Publishing System: A Conceptual Model, W.M. Tharanga D. Ranasinghe, Jun Min Chung Sep 2018

Institutional Repository Based Open Access Scholarly Publishing System: A Conceptual Model, W.M. Tharanga D. Ranasinghe, Jun Min Chung

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Although Institutional repositories have been used as a strategy to improve the access to traditional scholarly content (such as e-prints) very often, their role in scholarly publishing has been discussed for a long time. Present study investigates the role of institutional repository as a scholarly publishing platform, and intends to propose an open access scholarly publishing model based on institutional repositories. For that purpose, related literature is reviewed to identify the current trends in scholarly publishing, open access movement and institutional repositories. Moreover, features of selected institutional repositories are discussed along with features of widely used institutional repository software platforms ...


Open Access E-Book Repositories: A Global Scenario, Fayaz Ahmad Loan, Yaseen, Nelofar Jan Jul 2018

Open Access E-Book Repositories: A Global Scenario, Fayaz Ahmad Loan, Yaseen, Nelofar Jan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study aims to study the status of open access e-book repositories in the OpenDOAR. In order to fulfill the set objectives, relevant data were extracted from the OpenDOAR and was organized in tabular forms based on certain parameters viz: Geographical distribution, Software usage, Language diversity, Subject coverage, Operational status, Repository type and Growth of Repositories. The findings reveal that repositories containing books were 1329 in number, out of which Europe was seen to be the most dominating continent contributing 55.2% of the repositories. The USA topped the list of countries by contributing 10.2% of the repositories ...


The Role Of Libraries And Librarians In Open Educational Resources In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Public University Libraries, Chausiku Mtumwa Mwinyimbegu Jan 2018

The Role Of Libraries And Librarians In Open Educational Resources In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Public University Libraries, Chausiku Mtumwa Mwinyimbegu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the Role of Libraries and Librarians in Open Educational Resources (OER) in selected public university libraries in Tanzania. Specifically, the study sought to find out the level of OER awareness among librarians and the role played by libraries and librarians in OER in Tanzania. The study also identified challenges encountered by librarians in promoting access and use of OER. Fifty two librarians of different ranks and academic qualifications from four public university libraries participated in this study. These were selected using simple random sampling techniques. Data was collected through a self administered questionnaire and documentary review. Data ...


Perceptions Of Scholarly Publishing In Open Access Routes: A Survey Of Lis Professionals In Odisha, Sabitri Majhi, Sumitra Baral, Bulu Maharana Jan 2018

Perceptions Of Scholarly Publishing In Open Access Routes: A Survey Of Lis Professionals In Odisha, Sabitri Majhi, Sumitra Baral, Bulu Maharana

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main purpose of this study is to determine the perception of open access system among the library professionals, and the factors they consider while selecting open access journals for publication. The both printed and online questionnaire was designed for data collection. A total of 116 LIS (Library and Information Science) professional’s responses were collected through both online and offline questionnaire from different academic libraries in Odisha. The study shows that majority of the LIS professionals of different academic institutions of Odisha are aware about open access routes. The results of the study revealed that majority of respondents are ...


Bibliometric Study Of Indian Open Access Social Science Literature, Deep Kumar Kirtania Jan 2018

Bibliometric Study Of Indian Open Access Social Science Literature, Deep Kumar Kirtania

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to trace out the growth and development of social science literature in open access environment published from India. Total 1195 open access papers published and indexed in Scopus database in ten years have considered for the present study. Research publication from 2008 to 2017 have been analyzed based on literature growth, authorship pattern, activity index, prolific authors and institutions, publication type, channel and citation count have examined to provide a clear picture of Indian social science research. The study shows the dominance of shared authorship and sixty percentages of total articles have been cited ...


Research Output Analysis Of International Journal Of Information Dissemination And Technology (Ijidt) Through Bibliometric Approach, Ng Thermi Moyon, Dr. Akhandanand Shukla Sep 2017

Research Output Analysis Of International Journal Of Information Dissemination And Technology (Ijidt) Through Bibliometric Approach, Ng Thermi Moyon, Dr. Akhandanand Shukla

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Paper analyses research output of the journal IJIDT using bibliometric approach for five years from 2011 to 2015. The journal publishes 259 research papers during the study period and published papers were examined and analyzed for distribution of articles, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, and geographical distribution of articles etc. Conclusions have been drawn from the analysis and found that two authorship patterns is prevalent with 0.63 Degree of Collaboration, India as top most contributor of the articles for the journal and amongst foreign countries Saudi Arabia is the highest contributor. Karnataka is the highest contributor amongst Indian States ...


Contribution To Open Access Repository By The Central Universities Of India: A Case Study Of Shodhganga, Garvita Jhamb, Abdus Samim Aug 2017

Contribution To Open Access Repository By The Central Universities Of India: A Case Study Of Shodhganga, Garvita Jhamb, Abdus Samim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Present paper attempts to provides the overview of the contributions made by the central universities of India to the open access repository namely Shodhganga. There are in total 46 central universities in India as listed in UGC website out of which only 25 are sharing their research outputs to Shodhganga or are the ones which have signed MoU with Shodhganga. Open ETD plays an important role in the academic community as it helps in preventing duplication of research work already been done. This paper is an intensive case study of the contribution of theses faculty wise and year wise from ...


International Research - Journal Of Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Akhandanand Shukla, Ng Thermi Moyon Mar 2017

International Research - Journal Of Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Akhandanand Shukla, Ng Thermi Moyon

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Paper studies bibliometric analysis of Indian open access LIS journal for five years from 2011 to 2015. Total 218 published articles were examined and analyzed for distribution of articles, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, and geographical distribution of articles has been done. Inferences has been drawn from the analysis that journal prevalent two authorship patterns with 0.66 degree of collaboration, India as top most contributor of the articles for the journal and amongst foreign countries Nigeria is the highest contributor. Tamil Nadu is the highest contributor amongst Indian states and union territories. Journal Articles were found most prevalent source ...


An Appraisal Of Open Access Utilization Among Academic Librarians In Federal Universities In Northwestern States Of Nigeria, Aminu Umar Musa Feb 2016

An Appraisal Of Open Access Utilization Among Academic Librarians In Federal Universities In Northwestern States Of Nigeria, Aminu Umar Musa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

With the proliferation of literature on Open access (OA), extensive literature can be found focusing on issues relating to OA publishing from the viewpoint of libraries and publisher, very little have been done on issues influencing authors’ adoption and use of OA by academic librarians in Northern Nigeria. This study investigated the utilization of OA among academic librarians in Northwestern States of Nigeria. The findings from the study revealed that majority of the respondents indicated high level of awareness of OA publications concept but posses little Knowledge about OA initiatives. The study also discovered that librarians use OA resources and ...


Analysis Of Open Access Scholarly Journals In Chemistry, Faizul Nisha Dr, Hilal Ahmad Dr Jun 2014

Analysis Of Open Access Scholarly Journals In Chemistry, Faizul Nisha Dr, Hilal Ahmad Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study has investigated the trends of open access journals appeared in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). It provides an insight to the open access publishing in the field of chemistry based on the data collected from DOAJ. The DOAJ available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website lists Open Access Journals and is maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS4OA). Notably, it has listed about 9804 journals across 124 countries till 8th January 2014. Out of 9804 journals, 164 (1.67%) journals are listed under Chemistry. The data was extracted in excel format and ...


Bangladesh: An Overview Of Open Access (Oa) Initiatives, Md. Nazim Uddin, Tracey Lynn Pérez Koehlmoos, Shaikh A Shahed Hossain Apr 2014

Bangladesh: An Overview Of Open Access (Oa) Initiatives, Md. Nazim Uddin, Tracey Lynn Pérez Koehlmoos, Shaikh A Shahed Hossain

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present paper describes about the universal access to knowledge and information in the network and digital environment. The paper discusses the Open Access (OA) and Institutional Repositories (IR) initiatives for global access, repository, preservation, and organized management of networked information services in an environment where both the users and resources are at varied locations. The paper highlights the importance of open access and Institutional Repositories initiatives to the system of scholarly communication in Bangladesh. The paper explains research communities’ benefits of open access, salient features of ICT in Bangladesh, initiatives of institutional repositories in Bangladesh, open access movement in ...


Uc Santa Barbara’S Alexandria Digital Research Library Repository Project: Building A Better Repository By Catering To User Needs, Eric Mulhaupt Dec 2013

Uc Santa Barbara’S Alexandria Digital Research Library Repository Project: Building A Better Repository By Catering To User Needs, Eric Mulhaupt

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

UCSB Library staff are developing plans, processes, and programs that contribute to its robust and modern Alexandria Digital Research Library repository project. University of Virginia's Libra digital repository is a model for ADRL to follow. This paper explores how digital repositories can appeal to their clientele, including through tools integrated within webpage user interfaces. The objective is for submissions to include better metadata and for retrievals to be easier as a result.


Open Access Initiatives: A Boon To Academic Libraries, Anupama N. Joshi, R M. Vatnal, Manjunath G. A Aug 2012

Open Access Initiatives: A Boon To Academic Libraries, Anupama N. Joshi, R M. Vatnal, Manjunath G. A

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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The article gives the meaning and definition of open access. It throws light on emergence and development of open access initiatives and various declarations in the world. The types of open access and their characters are given. The gradual increase of journals in DOAJ is shown. The impacts of OA are various facts of the academic community and the challenges for OA are dealt. The OA initiatives in India are listed.