Document Type : Articles


1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of LIS, The University of Burdwan, WB,

2 Professor, Dept. of LIS, The University of Burdwan, WB

3 Associate Professor, Dept. of LIS, The University of Kalyani, WB


Provides an overview of Subject Repositories (SRs) throughout the World in response to the open access movement (OAM). It mainly highlights the current trends of repository development in Library and Information Science (LIS) field. This paper covers all repositories in LIS field as registered in OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repository) database. The main objective of the paper is to select a set of parameters for evaluation of LIS repositories with other disciplinary repositories taking into consideration global recommendations and best practice guidelines. The paper also shows the growth of selected LIS repositories in terms of volume and number of objects, contents type, software pattern, subjects coverage etc. Lastly points out lacunas of LIS repositories in compare to other disciplinary repositories as well as recommends possible directions which can make the repository sustainable and will change the culture of information exchange pattern in the social science disciplines as a whole. 

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