Knowledge Management and Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Libraries: Perils and Solutions in Indian Perspective

“ICT is a great facilitator for Knowledge Management. ICT enables creation of digital repositories for sharing knowledge transcending many limitations. Digital Repository (DR) is one of the components of KM in Libraries. DR of in-house research is becoming a priority item in universities and research institutions. The paper highlights the major challenges in creating a DR of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) for university/research institution. Discusses the constraints on ETD initiatives and possible solutions. Suggests that LIS professionals should up problem-solving steps based on research in the area of KM in Libraries.”

URL : http://eprints.rclis.org/23162/

Almost Halfway There: an Analysis of the…

Almost Halfway There: an Analysis of the Open Access Behaviors of Academic Librarians :

“Academic librarians are increasingly expected to advocate for scholarly communications reforms such as open access to scholarly publications, yet librarians do not always practice what they preach. Previous research examined librarian attitudes toward open access, whereas this article presents results of a study of open access publishing and self-archiving behaviors of academic librarians. Following an analysis of open access to library and information science literature in
2008, several strategies to encourage academic librarians to continue embrace open access
behaviors are discussed.”

URL : http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2010/09/14/crl-167.full.pdf