National Conference On Open Access Sources and Services for Academic Libraries: Challenges and Opportunity

Organizer: Central Library, Marathwada Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s R. B. Attal Arts, Science & Commerce, College, Georai, Dist. Beed, Re-accredited by NAAC ‘A++’ grade

About the Conference

  • When: February 9, 2024
  • Call for Papers
  • Registration Fee Needed
  • Mode: Offline
  • The certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants.


The papers submitted will be peer reviewed by the competent reviewers. Selected paper will be published in the U. G. C. Care Listed/ Peer Review Journal.

Sub- Themes

  1. Scholarly and Open Access (OA)
    Movement and Initiatives in different countries –Genesis, Trends and Developments – Theory and
    Philosophy of OA.
  2. Open Access Publishing and OA Journals initiatives in various subjects: trends, developments and present status
  3. Information Access and Open Educational Resources (OER) – MOOCs- SWAYAM etc., -Utilization of OER in the academic environment:
    Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
  4. Open Access Tools and Services – DOAJ; DOAR; ROAR; SHERA; ROMIO etc., – Selection and Evaluation criteria for the OA sources.
  5. Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS)- Application of Open-Source Software in Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities.
  6. Information seeking behaviour through Open Access sources: User Perception on OA sources –
    Metric studies on OA sources.
  7. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Open Access Rights: Problems and Challenges – OA environment vis-à-vis IPR – OA and Plagiarism
    in Scientific Writing

Call for Papers:

The participants from all discipline related to conference theme and sub themes are requested to send their abstract and full-length papers on before February 03, 2024.

Paper Submission

Original research work on the various areas listed above in the form of paper presentation is invited for the conference. Original/ unpublished research work
on the themes and sub themes of conference can be submitted.

Please refer to the following guidelines for
paper submission

  • Paper must be written in MS Word type written in English Times New Roman 12- font size For Marathi/Hindi Language: the paper must be written in UNICODE / 14 font size First page containing the title of paper, Author Name, Designation and Affliation Maximum length of paper, including title, abstract (not more than 300 words) references and appendices is 2500 words
  • Selected research papers will be published in UGC
  • CARE LIST/ Peer reviewed Journal.

Who can Participate

University / College Faculties, Librarians, Research Scholars, Students and Corporate Professionals can attend and present their research articles.

Plagiarism Policy

All submitted papers will be subjected to a “similarity test” Plagiarism Software. Papers achieving a minimal similarity index i.e., less than 10% will be examined, and those are deemed unacceptable will be rejected/ withdrawn.

Important Dates

  • Last date for abstract/paper submission : February 03, 2024
  • Intimation of acceptance : February 05,2024
  • Last date for registration : February 07, 2024

Registration fees

  • Registration Without paper – Rs. 500/-
  • Registration With paper – Rs.700/-

Register Here

WhatsApp Group Link: Join Here


The interested participant can pay registration fees online/NEFT on the following details

Bank Name : Bhavani Urban Co. Op Bank Ltd.
Branch : Shastri Chowk, Georai
Account Name : Principal,R. B. Attal Arts, Sci. & Com. College
Account Type : Current
Account number: 001002100000306

The online fees receipt should be mailed to

Dr. Ranjeet Pagore – 9623387745
Dr. Ghate Ganesh – 9420013529


Hon. Prakash Solanke
President, M. S. P. Mandal, Chh. Sambhajinagar
Hon. Amarsinha Pandit
Vice-President, M. S. P. Mandal, Chh. Sambhajinagar
Hon. Satish Chavan,
Secretary, M. S. P. Mandal, Chh. Sambhajinagar
Hon. All Members, College Development Committee.
Chief Organizer
Prof. Rajani Shikhare, Principal (Convenor)


Dr. Ranjeet Pagore (Organizing Secretory)
Mr. Santosh Nagre (Library Advisor Committee, Chairman)
Dr. Ghate Ganesh (Assistant Librarian)

Organizing Committee

Prof. Sangale V. P. Dr. Pangrikar P. P.
Dr. Sonune P. P. Prof. Wadikar M. S.
Prof. Bhagat S. S. Prof. Rupnar B. D.
Prof. M. N. Nagwanshi Prof. S. A. Bansode
Dr. P. D. Gaikwad Dr. Satale S. N.
Dr. Vanjari S. B. Dr. Helambe H. B.
Dr. Kale R. B. Dr. Rithe D. N.
Dr. Shirsat A. J.

Local Advisory Committee

Dr. Tekale R. B. Dr. Dongare. S. N.
Mr. Thorat U. D. Dr. Bankar N. R.
Dr. Sagar G. D. Dr. Sawai A. B.
Mr. Solanke D. S. Mr. Bhosale S. T.
Mr. Bade V. U. Mr. More U. R.
Mr. Bawaskar P. U. Mr. Bansode S. M.
Mr. Jagtap V. M.

National Advisory Committee

Prof. Veer D. K.
Prof. Khaparde V. S.
Prof. Sonwane S. S.
Prof. Chavan S. P.
Prof. Kulkarni J. N.
Prof. Usha Singh
Prof.Ghumare Shivshankar
Prof. Adhe G. D.
Dr. Padme Satish
Dr. Narnaware Sunil
Prof. Tyagi Lalita
Prof. Aute G. P.
Prof. Kailash Wadje
Prof. Dalve Daya
Prof. Dahifale Vikram
Dr. Vishnu Pawar
Prof. Kamble Veena
Dr. Govind Ghogre
Prof. Kulkarni Ganesh
Dr. Mukhyadal Balu
Prof. Chalukya B. V.
Dr. Kate N. R.
Prof. Mundhe Pallavi
Dr. Gaikwad Sapna
Prof. Ghule Rajkumar
Dr. Vaidya Ashok
Prof. Kantule Shyamsundar
Prof. Bhedekar Sanjay
Dr. Salunkhe Santosh
Dr. Bhakt Vaishali
Dr. Gavhane M. P.
Dr. Rakte J. B.
Dr. Thorve Rajkumar
Dr. More Jayant
Dr. Sangale Shyam
Dr. Landage S. G.
Dr. Patil Smita
Dr. Kharjule N. R.
Dr. Kastikar Anuja
Dr. Shaikh G. I.
Dr. Amer Saleem
Dr. Lomate L. R.
Dr. Bansode S. M.
Dr. Phathak A. S.
Dr. Ashok Patil
Mr. Rahul Tupe

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