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Saturday, April 19, 2008

OA and FOSS in digital libraries

M. Krishnamurthy, Open access, open source and digital libraries: A current trend in university libraries around the world, Program: electronic library and information systems, January 2008. Only this abstract is free online, at least so far:
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the open access and open source movement in the digital library world.

Design/methodology/approach A review of key developments in the open access and open source movement is provided.

Findings Open source software and open access to research findings are of great use to scholars in developing nations.

Originality/value This paper provides useful information about software for institutions introducing digital library concepts.