Open access to knowledge and information: scholarly literature and digital library initiatives; the South Asian scenario

This book, which has its genesis in the recommendations and proceedings of UNESCO-supported international conferences and workshops, illustrates South Asian initiatives on open access to information and knowledge.

The South Asia sub-region is now in the forefront of the open access movement within developing countries, with India being the most prominent partner in terms of its successful open access and digital library initiatives.

This publication describes successful digital library and open access initiatives in the South Asia sub-region that are available in the forms of open courseware, open access journals, metadata harvesting services, national-level open access repositories and institutional repositories. It may be considered an authoritative source-book on open access development in this sub-region.



  • Bibliographic reference
  • Collation: 137 p.
  • Author(s): Das, Anup Kumar; Sen, Bimal Kanti; Josaih, Jocelyne
  • Publication year: 2008
  • ISBN: 978-81-89218-21-8
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