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A Critical Study on Open Access Resources and Their Availability |

Saroj Bala, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


The birth of Open Access inIndia Indian Academy of Sciences, founded by Sir C V Raman in 1934, is anextraordinary association in several ways. It considers issues related to Indiaat the right time and chooses a balanced mix of people to argue them. In 1999,the Academy held a conference on geographical information and almost every oneof the speakers concentrated on open access to geographical information. Theevents of the conference were published in Current Science in its issue dated25 August 2000. A seasoned science author wrote thorough information. Thismeeting is most likely the original in India in the area of publicly availableinformation.