New Group - Open Access and Digital Libraries

Sukhdev Singh writes "I am back from an International Conference on Digital Libraries, 5-8 Dec. 2006. It was organised by TERI at New Delhi (ICDL 2006). In one of the session there was comment that nothing is being done for "Open Access" movement in India. I feel this is incorrect. Lot of things are being done but by very few people. Yes, now we need to involve more and more people in this movement — LIS professional as well as educators, researchers and policy makers. The first step I can think of is forming a discussion group. I know there are other groups as well — but these are mostly oriented towards LIS professionals. We never know what our target users feel aboutissues that may dear to us. So a Group called "Open Access and Digital Libraries" has been created. If you are interested in Open Access, you are welcomed to join it. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oadl The forum aims to promote and adopt Open Access principles for developing Digital Librarians which can be accessed by anyone. No intranets and no Login / Passwords — Simply Open Accessible."

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