Open access repositories in Indian languages: Status
Dr. Bhupender Sharma
Open Access repositories are the most precious treasure for readers, researchers, teachers and the taught keeping in view the sky rocketing cost of readable material. It extends maximum support in innovation and progress of any nation as it disseminates knowledge and information through free access. The present study has been undertaken to find out the present status of open access repositories functional in India, types of repositories, subjects covered by repositories, different Indian recognised languages playing part in such repositories, the position of Indian recognised languages finding place in world class repositories with international fame Directory of Open Access Repository. Software technique is of vital importance in creation and maintenance of such Repositories, so which software is preferred for building such repositories. It has become extremely indispensable for modern institutions to maintain repositories, so this study can be beneficial for them as it reduces cost of their libraries, space problems and other precious documents.