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    Open Educational Resources: An overview
    This paper focuses on historical background and the emergence of the concept of Open Educational Resources. The paper discusses the definitions, types and formats of OER. The copyright and licensing consideration for OER are also discussed. Further, the paper highlights the advantages and disadvantages of OERs. Some important Open Educational Resource initiatives in India is listed.
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    Contactless Services at S. R. Ranganathan Learning Hub, the library of IIT Jodhpur
    S. R. Ranganathan Learning Hub, the library at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, supports teaching and research activities of the institute by facilitating acquisition, organization and dissemination of knowledge resources, and also by providing library and information services to the IIT Jodhpur community consisting of more than 4000 users including the faculty members, staff and students. This article intends to provide an outline of the contactless services initiated and run by the library of IIT Jodhpur. Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, on whose name the library of IIT Jodhpur stands proudly, is considered as the father of library science in India. He conceived and propounded five laws of library science in 1924, and the statements encapsulating these laws were formulated by him in 1928, detailing the principles of operating a library system. The five laws of library science are viewed as a set of norms, precepts, and guides to good practice in librarianship. These have global acceptance as the foundations to the library philosophy.