[LIS-Forum] New Group - Open Access and Digital Libraries
esukhdev at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 09:57:34 IST 2006
Yes I agree that forum lis-forum would have been equally useful to
promoting Open Access and Digital Libraries. In-fact it would used in
future as well for this cause.
So far OA-INDIA is concerned, it is bit difficult to get new members
enrolled. Yahoo Groups platform has been chosen because it offers some
facilities like polls, databases and photos.
On 12/12/06, Francis Jayakanth <franc at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in> wrote:
> I personally feel that creating a new discussion group is not going to
> change the situation for better. Instead, we could use one of the existing
> groups like oa-india, being moderated by Prof. Arun, and impress upon the
> potential people to join the group.
> - Francis
> NCSI, IISc
> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Sukhdev Singh wrote:
> > Friends,
> > I am back from an International Conference on Digital Libraries, 5-8 Dec.
> > 2006
> > 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 - both LIS professional
> > as well 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 about
> > issues that may dear to us.
> > So a Group called "Open Access and Digital Libraries" is been created
> > with the following URL. If you are interested in Open Access, you are
> > welcome to join it. I would suggest to join it through its Web
> > Interface:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oadl
> > If for some reason you prefer to join it by sending email, send a
> > blank email to the following:
> > oadl-subscribe at yahoogroups.com
> > Thanks,
> > Sukhdev Singh. NIC.
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