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The Growth of Open Access Literature: A Case Study of the OpenDOAR

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 75) Last page : ( 85) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00024.5

The Growth of Open Access Literature: A Case Study of the OpenDOAR

Dr Naqvi Shehbaz Husain* *Associate Professor, Dr. Zakir Husain Library, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India Abstract The present study is conducted to analyze the growth of open access literature as seen by the growth of repositories in the OpenDOAR. The results revealed that the growth of repositories in the OpenDOAR has shown a steady increase from only 78 in 2005 to 5660 in May 2021. The major contribution is from the USA. The repositories in the English language rank 1 in terms of their languages. The majority are developed by using DSpace software. The subject analysis also shows that the OpenDOAR is multidisciplinary, having subject representation from almost all subject areas. The types of documents available in it reveal that Journal articles occupy top rank. Keywords Open Access, OpenDOAR, OAI-PMH, Metadata.

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