Due to lack of IT infrastructure, most of the stakeholders are not aware of open access. Students and academics from few universities, such as American International University – Bangladesh are aware of open content development. The present Bangladesh Government has taken different initiatives for ICT development despite the barriers such as funding, and infrastructure development issues. Prices of scientific journals and non-affordability further necessitate the need for open access content development.
Though only recently, information infrastructure is improving and hence enhances the possibility of achieving OA to information. There are at least two repositories reported viz., BRAC university Institutional repository and the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Digital Repository (ICDDR). These are implemented on DSpace digital repository platform.
There is a sheer lack of IT infrastructure, funding and trained and employable populace that could contribute to OA.
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