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Year : 2022, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 88) Last page : ( 101)
Print ISSN : 2277-7938. Online ISSN : 2277-7946. Published online : 2022 October 25.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2277-7946.2022.00007.9

Harnessing of DOAB Resources and it Utility Behavior of Teaching and Learning Community of Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki University Bhopal, M.P.

Mithilesh1,**, Babu M. Suresh2,*

1Research Scholar, Department of Library & Information ScienceMansarvoar Global University, Bhopal-466001, Madhya Pradesh, India

2Librarian, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering & Technology (An Autonomous, NAAC A++)Nizampet Road, Bachupally, KukatpallyHyderabad-500090, Telangana, India

*Corresponding author Email id: drsureshsvu@gmail.com


Online Published on 25 January, 2023.

Received:  06  ,  2022; Accepted:  22  October,  2022.


Library and Information Centres play pivotal role to fulfil the thirst knowledge of knowledge seekers. We are living in revolutionary era of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs). The revolution of ICTs emerged as a boon for library and information science professions which opened a door for accessing digital resources i.e. free and open source platform. The key objective of the study is to explain about prospecting of Free and Open Access Journals special reference of Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) by the Intellectual Community (ICs) of Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki University (RGPV), Bhopal, and M.P. The study used structured questionnaires method as a tool of data collection to attain the motto of the study, 221 questionnaires distributed among ICs and 86 per cent respondents given effective responses which have been explained in data and interpretation section. The study revealed that DOAB resources helped to fulfil the academic and research needs of the intellectual community and suggested that there is need to promotion of these resources which provide more accessibility of library resource & set a trend for accessing of open and free resources platforms & tools.



Free open access resources, DOAB, Intellectual community, Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki University, Library and Information Resource Centre.


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