Awareness of Open Access E-Resources among the LIS Professionals of North-East India: A Study
Keywords:Open Access E-resources, Awareness, LIS Professionals, Digitization, North-East India
Open access e-resources nowadays are in high demand. Awareness of open access e-resources will save time and money as well. All the open access e-resources are freely available on the internet, but to access these a person needs a computer device and internet connection and a little knowledge on how to access open access e-resources. If someone has a good idea about open access e resources, she/he can save lots of time and money so awareness about open access e-resources is very necessary nowadays. The study was conducted to know the awareness about open access e-resources among the LIS professionals of North-east India. The study revealed that most of the LIS professionals are aware and use the open access e-resources. The study also showed that e-journal is the most preferred open access e-resources among LIS professionals. Most of the LIS professionals use the open access e-resources
for updating the domain knowledge and most of the LIS professionals are fully satisfied with the use of open access e-resources. Poor internet connectivity is the main problem and also the inadequate number of computers is one of the problems faced by LIS professionals in accessing/using the open access eresources. From the study, the researcher suggested that more awareness programs should be conducted and Govt. should take the initiative to upgrade the internet connectivity in the rural areas so that every one can use open access e-resource.