Open Access India Projects

The community of practice, Open Access India had taken up few crowdsourced projects viz., Forum for Open Access in SAARC Countries, National Open Access Policy for India, AgriXiv – Preprint Repository for Agriculture, CrowdSource project on mapping the ISSN Journals from India

Open Access India Projects

The community of practice, Open Access India had taken up few crowdsourced projects viz., Forum for Open Access in SAARC Countries, National Open Access Policy for India, AgriXiv – Preprint Repository for Agriculture, CrowdSource project on mapping the ISSN Journals from India

????? ???? Odia Bibhaba | Treasure Trove of Things Odia

“Welcome to this treasure trove of many things Odia and Odisha.

At present it is primarily a digital library of Odia literature featuring mainly printed periodicals and books in Odia language. It also presents some material about Odisha and Odia in other languages as well as translations of Odia writings. The material presented on this website are being offered free for browsing and download with the aim of enhancing the dwindling interest in the language….

So far these have been made available on physical media like CD/DVD/flash drive primarily for the use of researchers and individuals. But this method had its limitations which this website intends to overcome and make everything available around the world….”

Bringing home a revolution

“Called the Public Archive of Revolutionary Culture, Punjab, they aim to document how theatre in Punjab attained “identity as revolutionary culture in villages of Punjab,” tells Dr Areet, Singh’s younger daughter, who is an eye surgeon with the state’s health department.

The first step in this direction has been taken with an online archive….

The online archive, started recently, has a collection mostly compiled from records available with the family. “This archive,” says Singh’s elder daughter Navsharan Kaur, who is an economist with Delhi’s International Development Research Centre of Canadian Government, “is a small effort with no claims to bring all revolutionary cultural material under one platform in one go. We hope that we will grow through the collective efforts of all those who believe in archiving, learning from history and seriously debating the role of revolutionary culture for social change.” 

The archive will be an open access platform to the students, cultural activists and others to understand, write and develop revolutionary culture in Punjab. “The aim is to see these records used, developed and reconstructed,” says Navsharan….”

IIT – KSHIP [Knowledge Sharing in Publishing]

“KSHIP is an Open Access Publisher of peer reviewed open access books, journals and other forms of academic publishing. We are a part of Ubiquity Press’s partner network of university open access publishing. KSHIP is a lot of things – it means ‘inspired’ in Sanskrit, our institute IIT Indore is on the banks of the Kshipra river and it expands to Knowledge Sharing in Publishing.”

India’s Education Ministry says ‘no marks’ for papers published in APC journals

Summary by Subbiah Arunachalam:

“Now the [Indian] Ministry of Human Resource Department has come up with a commendable move: From now on papers published by paying article processing charges will not be considered for faculty promotion in the National Institutes of Technology (Gazette of India, 24 July 2017).”  

Making Indian science more open and accessible – IndiaBioscience

“Sridhar Gutam is a senior scientist at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru. He is also the convenor of Open access India, an organisation advocating open access, open data and open education in India….”

“Contribution to Open Access Repository by the Central Universities of ” by GARVITA JHAMB and ABDUS SAMIM

“Present paper attempts to provides the overview of the contributions made by the central universities of India to the open access repository namely Shodhganga. There are in total 46 central universities in India as listed in UGC website out of which only 25 are sharing their research outputs to Shodhganga or are the ones which have signed MoU with Shodhganga. Open ETD plays an important role in the academic community as it helps in preventing duplication of research work already been done. This paper is an intensive case study of the contribution of theses faculty wise and year wise from different central universities in India.”