Open access to data will improve the quality of research output and will also allow objectivity and greater transparency, head of the Documentation Research and Training Centre of the Indian Statistical Institute, A R D Prasad, has said.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the national seminar organised by the Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC) 2012 and hosted by Pondicherry University here on Monday.Over 2000 open access repositories and 5000 open access journals are available but the data used for research is seldom made open access. Prasad said. Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University J A K Tareen, president of IASLIC, J N Satpathy, and former director of Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre, S Parthasarathy, also spoke. The seminar will focus on ‘Intellectual Property Rights: Problems and prospects with reference to library and information services’.