"Access Library and Information Science E-BooksThrough Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)"

Authors

Rahul Keda Shewale (Librarian)
Shri Pancham Khemraj Mahavidyalaya, Sawantwadi, Sindhudurg, (MS), India.

Abstract

The Present study makes an attempt to explore and analyze the bibliographic information in the publication of e-books in the field of library and information science available through the Directory of Open Access Books. This study presents overview of e-books and varies facilities and search mechanism provided by the Directory of Open Access Books to access full-text e-books made available in different disciplines and subjects. The result of study is clearly described that there is big gap (1978 to 2000) discovered from the e-books available under library and information science section in the DOAB. It was also found majority of ebooks were published in last decade. Major finding is e-books of library and information science on DOAB portal published by IFLA publisher book series, by De Gruyter publishers in English language by one and two authors and single keyword.