Mahatma Gandhi University has developed an Online Theses Digital Library, which will be launched in November 2008 by H.E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India. It will be the first Online Digital Theses Library covering more than 1000 theses in Sanskrit, Malayalam, Hindi and English with multilingual search facility. It is digitization project commemorating 25 years of achievement of the university towards contribution to knowledge generation.
On the Same day H.E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam will be releasing Book on Doctoral Research conducted by MG University from 1983-2008 with a detailed bibliometrical analysis of the works. [PS: The book's Introduction is already OA.] ...
This publication along with the Mahatma Gandhi University Online Theses Digital Library accessible through Intranet and Internet can promote the application of research results for the benefit of the society. This becomes relevant in the context of Open Access Initiatives(OAI) worldwide that uses ICT and Internet to throw open the knowledge generated by public funded research kept in the locked archives and libraries....
Peter Suber at 11/10/2008 12:24:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.