Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Awareness and Use of Open Access Resources by the Users of Selected Dental College Libraries in Bangalore, Karnataka: A Comparative StudyAuthor : J. Shashidhara and S. A. Sambathkumar
Volume 9 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 50-55
In virtual, electronic, info-graphic and digital world, ICT revolutionary initiatives have made considerable changes in different sectors of society. In information aspect, open access resources or open archives are boosting students, researchers and faculties to search and retrieve relevant basic and specific information easily by breaking all commercial information barriers and also to make the information reach every corner of the world. Open access information is available easily with free access and has no geographical restrictions, languages, and communications. Therefore nowadays information seekers are more dependent on these resources and more authors are choosing open access resources to publish their research contributions in the forms of books, journals, conference papers, reports, working papers, presentations and other gray literature. Here researcher conduct study to examine the level of user awareness and understanding the various aspect of open access in two selected dental college library in Bangalore city.
Open Access, Open Resources, Dental Colleges, Dental Libraries, Bangalore
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