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Summer 5-29-2019

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This study examines the use of Open Access resources by faculty members of Christian colleges in Kerala. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of seven hundred faculty members from Kottayam District Kerala. The analysis declared that faculty members are not using open access resources. Open access directories, institutional repositories, Courseware and Databases are not familiar with faculty members. Majority of the faculty members are not aware of open access resources. Lack of awareness and lack of guidance and support are the main impediment in the access and the benefit of open access resources. Majority of the faculty members are willing to access open resources however actual subscription towards this stream is unsatisfactory.