Reimagining the role of institutional repository in open. Perspectives on repositories too few initiatives include all the stakeholdersoclc environmental scan 2003 institutional repositories represent the logical convergence raym crow 2002 fundamental component in the battle to control scholarly publishing. Institutional repositories used in this paper to mean digital collections capturing and preserving the intellectual output of a single or multiuniversity communityprovide a compelling response to two strategic issues facing academic institutions. In the literature, different disciplines are described as having differing attitudes to repositories and open access. This is the version most commonly used on institutional repositories. A selfevaluation tool for documenting best practices in institutional repositories version 1. About institutional repositories ccu digital commons. Copyright considerations for institutional repositories. An institutional repository in latest concept for collecting, managing, preserving and disseminating scholarly works created in a digital form by staff and students in individual universities and colleges. Movement to reality putting the pieces together acropolis museum, athens, greece may 21, 2014 leslie chan bioline international centre for critical development studies university of toronto scarborough. About institutional repositories institutional repositories irs bring together all of a universitys research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
Complete customization of policies and user interface 3. Chris armbruster, who surveyed early policy implementers says that open access policy implementation is a tough job. It gives an overview of some major initiatives in name authority and outlines the staged approach taken by the unt libraries. Perceived values and benefits of institutional repositories. A related emergent trend in academic libraries is the implementation of institutional repositories irs, digital collections that capture and preserve the intellectual output of university communities. Even so, the availability of institutional repositories is unevenly distributed, with the majority located in north america, europe and japan chowdhury, 2014, p. In their 2016 paper, ayla stein, kelly applegate, and seth. A librarians process for building an institutional repository library connect blueprint for success 2.
The development of an institutional repository redefines the production and dissemination of scholarly material within an academic community. Institutional repository an overview sciencedirect topics. Implementing name authority control into institutional repositories. Through free and unrestricted online availability, they make it easier for researchers to disseminate and share research outputs and thus support the open access goal of scholarly communication. Disciplinary repositories have been well established since the early 2000s. A librarians process for building an institutional repository building an institutional repository is a big job, but like all big jobs it can be broken into a series of logical steps. Extending greenstone for institutional repositories.
View institutional repositories research papers on academia. Steven harnad 1997 demonstrate to stakeholders how it will. About institutional repositories aku institutional. Showcase and preserve scholarly output and historic documents 6. While there are endpurpose, system, and some software based similarities. If you are a current summon client and would like to see your institutional repository available in primo central as well, please submit the request to export to primo central via the support portal available from the more sites menu above. A primary impact metric for institutional repositories ir is the number of file downloads, which are commonly measured through thirdparty web analytics software. Present study investigates the role of institutional repository as a scholarly publishing platform, and intends to propose an open access scholarly publishing model based on.
Institutional repositories as infrastructures for long. Responsiveness to local user needs and preferences 4. Undercounting file downloads from institutional repositories. New imaging technologies are yielding insights into the realms of cancer and disease pathology, and research funding is growing rapidly for imaging projects. Although institutional repositories have been used as a strategy to improve the access to traditional scholarly content such as eprints very often, their role in scholarly publishing has been discussed for a long time. Disciplinary differences academic disciplines differ in their processes of research, publication, recognition and reward. Institutional repositories as infrastructures for longterm. However, there are many challenges associated with their launch and upkeep. One of the types of knowledge management projects is to create knowledgeinstitutional repositories. A staged approach presentation this presentation discusses name authority for institutional repositories. Digital preservation in the context of institutional repositories. The data is analyzed based on selected parameters, like type of ir, status of institutional repository, software used for repositories, total no of items, subject covered, languages and issues and barriers in self archiving approach of.
The preferred version to upload to nsuworks is the publishers version pdf. Institutional repositories provide scholars with a common platform so that everyone in the institution can contribute scholarly material to promote crosscampus interdisciplinary research. Pathfinder research on webbased repositories final report the institutional repository, an open webbased archive of scholarly material produced by the members of a defined institution, has come to the fore following the launch of dspace at mit at the end of 2002. Institutional repositories, libraries and the academy by marilyn s. In any case, the institutional repository is a basic constituent of every knowledge management system. The aim was to identify the range of practices, policies, and operations in effect at institutions where decision makers are contemplating. A search of opendoar, the directory of open access repositories, lists 298 academic repositories in. Faculty members can selfpublish their preprints immediately, with the possibility of. Faq nova southeastern university institutional repository. Imagingbased research is becoming increasingly important to research institutions. Institutional repositories and the open access movement will affect the publishing business. Nsu libraries will make every effort to obtain this version of the work in all instances where the publishers policies. An important chapter of the book is dedicated to aspects of curation, an increasingly important theme for. Heres a process you can customize for your library and institution.
Building an institutional repository is a big job, but like all big jobs it can be broken into a series of logical steps. An institutional repository is an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution an institutional repository can be viewed as a set of services that a university offers to members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its. Where this increased visibility reflects a high quality of scholarship, this demonstration of value can translate into tangible benefits, including the fundingfrom both public and private sourcesthat derives in part from an. About institutional repositories childrens mercy scholarly. Digital preservation in the context of institutional. Opendoar, a directory of open access repositories, lists 2,578 institutional repositories spread across 117 countries, as of february 2016 opendoar, 2014. While some resources may be shared internally across departments and disciplines, most resources will be public and visible to everyone on the world wide web. Institutional repository based open access scholarly. Academics attitudes toward the utilization of institutional. Reengineering an institutional repository to engage users. Metadata documentation practices at arl institutional. Open access repositories follow the open archives initiative protocol for metadata harvesting oaipmh which. Introduction to using xnat as an institutional repository.
They benefit institutions by raising their profiles and scholars by bringing broader dissemination, increased use, and enhanced professional visibility of scholarly research. A librarians process for building an institutional repository. In this sense important technological next steps for repositories, such as oaiore for handling complex digital objects, are hardly mentioned and would greatly complement the work. Reimagining the role of institutional repository in open scholarship openaire and coar joint conference open access. Institutional repositories centralize, preserve, and make accessible the knowledge generated by academic institutions. This study was carried out to ascertain the attitudes of academics concerning the utilization of institutional repositories irs in nigerian universities. Rationale for institutional repositories the rationale for universities and colleges implementing institutional repositories rests on two interrelated propositions. Implementing open access policies using institutional. The repository quickly evolved into a platform for libraries to publish and showcase the entire breadth. It collects, showcases, archives, and preserves a variety of intellectual output and publications authored by the aga khan university community. The data related to the institutional repositories have been collected from opendoar and roar website. Faq nsuworks nova southeastern university institutional.
An institutional repository is a database with a set of services to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute a universitys scholarly research in digital formats. Published by clir in 2007 as census of institutional repositories in the united states, the study was the first to examine a broad group of institutions, rather than just those having operational irs. Ccu digital commons is the institutional repository of coastal carolina university, a service of kimbel library, managed by librarians and library staff. It gives an overview of some major initiatives in name authority and outlines the staged approach taken by. Usage of institutional repositories in zimbabwes public. As such, institutional repositories represent more institutional repositories. Each day, it becomes clearer and clearer that academic institutions, corporations, and other organizations will no longer pay the prices charged by scholarly publishers. Pdf a framework for institutional repository development. The institutional repositories grasp different kinds of publication such as theses, dissertations, research reports, journal articles etc. While some resources may be shared internally across departments and disciplines, most resources will be public and visible to. Institutional repositories patrick obrien, kenning arlitsch, leila sterman, jeff mixter, jonathan wheeler, and susan borda this is a preprint of an article that will appear in the journal of library administration in october 2016. Digitizing dissertations for an institutional repository. They are often focused on preprints and rapid dissemination of research results, and were formed in several different sectors, generally the sciences, and sometimes funded by substantial grants.
This paper focuses on institutional repositories, but, for the sake of clarity, we distinguish among other types of repositories that exist. Institutional repositories research papers academia. This means that all institutional repositories for primo central will be in summon as well. Thus, institutional repositories complement existing metrics for gauging institutional productivity and prestige. The main perception of knowledge management is of huge help in the advancement of institutional repository because knowledge management is a set of procedure aimed at generating, gathering, preserving. Implementing open access policies using institutional repositories ellen finnie duranceau and sue kriegsman i mplementing an open access oa policy off ers libraries an unusually high level of challenge. An important chapter of the book is dedicated to aspects of curation, an increasingly important theme for institutional repositories. Pathfinder research on webbased repositories final report. It is intended to be used as a selfevaluation tool by ir managers allowing. Institutional repositoriesused in this paper to mean digital collections capturing and preserving the intellectual output of a single or multiuniversity communityprovide a compelling response to two strategic issues facing academic institutions. Institutional repositories were first developed as an online solution for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the scholarship of universities, colleges, and other research institutions. Libraries have worked out published information and they provide it to their clients. Institutional repositories canadian association of.870 238 588 1042 421 183 1020 907 812 1491 1521 918 1154 511 369 1649 5 663 477 1284 136 977 39 1157 766 96 1097 1319 1521 171 1166 1521 430 1424 1428 1435 884 1278 945 328 1316 884 25