Institutions, their repositories and the Web

Swan, Alma and Carr, Leslie (2008) Institutions, their repositories and the Web. Serials Review, 34, (1)


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It will soon be rare for research-based institutions not to have a digital repository. The main reason for a repository is to maximise the visibility of the institution’s research outputs (provide Open Access), yet few contain a representative proportion of the research produced by their institutions. Repositories form one part of the institution’s web platform. An explicit, mandatory policy on the use of the repository for collecting outputs is needed in every institution so that the full research record is collected. Once full, a repository is a tool that enables senior management in research institutions to collate and assess research, to market their institution, to facilitate new forms of scholarship and to enable the tools that will produce new knowledge.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0098-7913
Keywords: Institutional repositories Open Access Open Access policies Self-archiving
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 264965
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January 2008Published
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2007 06:58
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:09
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