Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 3(11), pp. 310–316, December, 2015.
Full Length Research
Knowledge Sharing Practices Through Institutional Repositories in Indian Research Institutions: An Empirical Study
1Dr. Mukut Sarmah and 2Nilratan Bhattacharjee
1Assistant Professor and Project Investigator, UGC Major Research Project, Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar-788011. Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
2Project Fellow, UGC Major Research Project, Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar-788011. Email- email@example.com
Accepted 6 December 2015
Institutional Repositories (IR) for knowledge sharing in a research
institution of the developing country like India is a growing need of
the present time. IR facilitates sharing of research, innovations
produced in any institution in digital form in a digital library
environment. This paper will give a clear understanding of the knowledge
sharing practices of all the online Institutional repositories in Indian
research institutions developed so far. For the present study survey
design method has been adopted. Survey of all the Indian Research
Institutions websites have been made by the researcher themselves for
authentication of the data. The study results found that in India
thirty-eight (38) research institutions have created web-based IR for
sharing their institutional knowledge to the global scholarly community.
Out of the thirty-eight repositories 28 repositories are registered with
Open DOAR database, 27 are with ROAR database and 23 are common to both.
Study result also founds that online IR of Indian Academy of Sciences:
Publications of Fellows is the largest repository in terms of size among
all the thirty eight repositories.
Cite This Article As: Sarmah M, Bhattacharjee N (2015). Knowledge Sharing Practices Through Institutional Repositories in Indian Research Institutions: An Empirical Study. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 3(11): 310-316.