ICRISAT observes Open Access Week
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"Committed to promoting Open Access – encouraging and educating academic and research community about its potential – ICRISAT organized an Open Access Week observance on 24 October attended by more than 50 participants ranging from scientists and managers to officers, scholars, interns and partners. The event was part of the global Open Access Week celebration on 21-27 October. “Being part of the research community, we need to encourage Open Access in order to break past barriers of information exchange. This will help us gain access to the huge repository of knowledge and research information that can enhance our capacity to do better research in the future,” said Dr CLL Gowda, Deputy Director General for Research, at the inauguration of the event and the Open Access Booth. On the occasion, Dr Venkadesan, Director, Learning Resource Centre, Indian School of Business delivered a lecture on “The state of Open Access: A report,” emphasizing that the movement can be successful only if the research community is educated about it and the various types of access routes. Giving his take on “Open Access initiatives in India with special reference to agriculture,” Dr Veeranjaneyulu, Librarian, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), made a presentation on the Indian perspective of open access, citing the various initiatives by the National Agricultural Research Systems. The event was organized by the Knowledge Sharing and Innovation (KSI) Team and coordinated by Mr Chukka Srinivasarao, Senior Manager, Data Management and Mr Siva Shankar, Library Officer...."