Open Access Repositories in the National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC): An Overview of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)


  • N. R. Shilpa Rani Assistant Professor, DoS&R in Library and Information Science, Karnataka State Open University, Karnataka, India



National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC), Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Open Access, Institutional Repositories, E-Journals, E-Books, Library Consortia


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) institutions have merged and formed National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC) to share e-resources among its member libraries.  Licensed resources have been subscribing to National Knowledge Resource Consortium. However, NKRC has been supporting open access to research content. In this connection, many member institutes in the consortium have set up open access repositories. The CSIR-Central acts as a centralized institutional facility and harvester. The main aim of this present study is to examine the total items deposited year- wise (2011-2020), subject-wise (8 core areas), the total number of downloads that happened during 2010-2021, and the study also highlighted the top five authors browsed by users during 2010-2021.     


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How to Cite

Shilpa Rani, N. R. (2021). Open Access Repositories in the National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC): An Overview of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS). Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services, 11(2), 27–30.