B. Ramesh Babu
Scientist Albert Einstein Professed, “Most people say that is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character”. Scholarly communication is an essential part of any scientific research, which has an important role in the social and economic development of our society. Scholarly communication is the life-blood of the university’s teaching and research mission. With the advent of new technologies, the nature of scholarship and scholarly communication has expanded beyond traditional print formats to include other means of dissemination: email, pre-print servers, e-journals, e-books, and e-reserves, distance learning, etc. In an online environment, issues of copyright, intellectual property rights, and the long-term preservation of digital assets are posing new challenges to faculty, administrators, and librarians. Researchers in their work rely on their predecessors, while the extent of use of one scientist work, as a source for the work of other authors is the verification of its contributions to the growth of human knowledge.