Institutionelle Repositorien – Traum und Wirklichkeit | Novotny | Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare
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Google English: "Institutional Repositories - Dream and Reality
Gertraud Novotny, Thomas Seyffertitz
Institutional Repositories (IRs) have been developed primarily to present the visibility of the research output of an institution. However, results of empirical work on the acceptance and use of institutional repositories in recent years paint a rather critical picture of this apparent model of success. Even though university libraries and research institutions invested money and personnel in their construction and operation, institutional repositories could not always live up to their expectations. Did the proponents make use of the objectives of unsuitable strategies, have there been technological changes, and have IR been silently replaced by other forms and techniques of science communication?
In an attempt to answer these and similar questions in an essayistically critical form, factors that have influenced the present status quo of IR should be examined. Using examples from the market for science communication on the one hand and various characteristics of the research process on the other hand, an attempt is made to outline developments and to deduce interdependencies that have influenced the model of institutional repositories...."