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Up to the 2005 theses, dissertations, research papers and rare collection in most of the Indian libraries, are kept in closed access and it is very difficult to the researchers to access them as a reference source for the further study as well as to avoid duplication, to avoid plagiarism to maintain research ethics in the research, but after that in India UGC and Many higher/research education institutions taking lead to develop Institutional repositories (IR) for Collect, Manage, Disseminate, and Preserve scholarly work created by the Teachers and researchers.
Total 84 Institutional Repositories (IR) was selected and browsed for the present paper. The data related to the institutional repositories have been collected from Opendoar and ROAR website. The data is analyzed based on selected parameters, like Type of IR, Status of Institutional Repository, software used for repositories, total no of items, subject covered, languages and issues and barriers in self archiving approach of researchers in India.
This research paper presents Indian scenario in developing the Institutional Repositories. Total 84 Institutional Repositories in India have been analyzed based on selected study criteria like Type of IR, Present Status of Institutional Repository, software used for repositories, total no of items available in IR, subject wise analysis, language wise analysis.
One of the first study to report IRs in Open DOAR and present Status.