Barriers in LIS Scholarship in India: Some observations: Some Observations

Title

Barriers in LIS Scholarship in India: Some observations: Some Observations

Description

Although LIS research output, globally, has increased in recent years, why is there a dearth in LIS research from countries like India in the Global South? What barriers and challenges impede LIS researchers’ active participation in scholarly communications? Is there a bias against research output from the Global South? These are some of the questions that the author investigated with the help of ACRL’s Research and Scholarship Grant (2019 - 2020). The author collaborated with a librarian colleague in India at a second stage of the project to collect supplementary data. The second phase of the research was supported by the Marcia Tuttle International Travel Grant from NASIG (2020 - 2021). Important findings include the need for Open Access and training in academic writing standards which could help resolve some of the challenges. Learning from our Global South colleagues may assist with our work with international students and students from multiple backgrounds.

Creator

Roy, Mantra
Chatterjee, Sutapa

Publisher

International Journal of Librarianship

Date

2024-01-31

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text
Journal Article

Date Issued

2024-01-31

Is Part Of

International Journal of Librarianship

Extent

8(4), 114–127

Position: 869 (15 views)

Files

330-Roy-galley-03.pdf

Citation

Roy, Mantra and Chatterjee, Sutapa , “Barriers in LIS Scholarship in India: Some observations: Some Observations,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed April 13, 2024, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/1409.