An Institutional E-Prints Archieve Assist The Research Scholar to Free Access of the Refereed Research Literature

  • E Eswaran Librarian, Government Polytechnic College, Purasawalkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • G Muruganandham Research Scholar, Bharathidasan University , Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Institutional Repository, Open Access Initiatives, India, RCLIS, E-prints

Abstract

An institutional repository (IR) is an online archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution. Over the past several years the Institutional Repositories movement has attracted great attention from academic libraries worldwide, often as a way of furthering the cause of Open Access to scholarship. In the present era of Information technology, the role of librarians has become challenging to effectively deal with the information explosion, and circulation of books and non- book materials. E-prints will help the scholarly and scientific literature, eventually to be free from cost barriers and institutions will able to create E-print archives in which their authors can self-archive all their refereed papers for free, for all and forever. The paper s will review libraries long point of view of adopting e-print archives as well as outline the most important issues turning around the e-prints evolution. In addition the author would like to introduce you to an existing e-print’ archive known as RCLIS and which are the Indian Institution Libraries created e-prints archives will be describing in this article.

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Eswaran, E., & Muruganandham, G. (2018). An Institutional E-Prints Archieve Assist The Research Scholar to Free Access of the Refereed Research Literature. Shanlax International Journal of English, 7(1), 1-7. Retrieved from http://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/english/article/view/244
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