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A Critical Study on Attitudes and Awareness of Institutional Repositories and Open Access Publishing  

Dhanavandan, S. (Library Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University)
Tamizhchelvan, M. (Library Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University)
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Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice / v.1, no.4, 2013 , pp. 67-75 More about this Journal
This paper discusses awareness of institutional repositories and open access publishing among faculty members in Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. The authors distributed 200 questionnaires among the faculty members in Annamalai University. Out of 200 questionnaires, 160 responses (80.00%) were received from faculty members. The respondents mentioned the motivating factors while using an institutional repository and indicated the benefits, constraints and strategies to develop open access in publications. It is evident from the table that more than 95% among the average of the faculty members confirm the benefits of open access in publications. 150 (93.75%) of faculty members have awareness, 6 (3.75%) have no idea and 4 (2.50%) state no opinion about awareness of institutional repository and open access publishing.
Institutional repositories; open access publishing; benefits and constraints; user feedback;
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