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Fall 11-21-2019

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1. Bist, RS & Mohanty, VP. Open Access Movement and Open Access Initiatives in India.4th Convention PLANNER;2006.

2. Kaur, K & Y.P.C. Open Access Initiatives in Academic Libraries: Challenge to the User.75th IFLA General Conference and Council;2009.

3. Chandrakar, R & Arora, J. Open access and INFLIBNET’s initiative for Indian Scholarly Contents. ICDL2010: Open Archive Initiatives Conference;2010.

4. Arunachalam, S & Muthu, M. Open Access to Scholarly Literature in India- A Status Report. Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore;2011.

5. Jain, P. Promoting open access to research in academic libraries. Library philosophy and practice; 2012.

6. Alam, I. Changing role of academic libraries in open access environment. International research : Journal of Library and Information Science. 2014; 4(4): 449-457p.

7. Panda, SK. Open access initiatives and its impact on scientific communities: a review of INFLIBNET centre. International Journal of Research. 2016; 3(1), 181-189p.

8. Sanjeeva, MM. Open access initiatives: reframing the role of librarian. Library Herald. 2017; 55(4).




Open Access is the free online availability of digital contents, scholarly journal articles, research results that authors publish without expectation of payment and is based on an ethical argument that research funded by the public should be available to the public. Open Access operates within the legal framework and owns the original copyrights for their work. Authors can transfer the rights to publishers to post the work on the web or else can retain the right to post their work on the archives. This article talks about the influence of open access in the present era. The objectives of the researcher have been clearly defined. A thorough in-depth literature review has been provided on the subject of the study. The initiatives on the Indian side towards open access has been defined with the table showing various repositories. Then the role played by Librarians towards the open access movement has been discussed. A few suggestions have been given by the researcher for consideration and finally, the conclusion has been drawn on the above subject.