Emerald | OCLC Systems & Services | Management of Indian Institutional Repositories

abernard102@gmail.com 2012-07-24


Use the link to access more information about the article published in OCLC Systems and Services available from Emerald. The abstract reads as follows: “Purpose - The present study investigates various issues concerning the management of institutional repositories (IRs) developed in India. Design/methodology/approach - The survey method was used. The data collection tool was a web questionnaire, which was created with the help of software provided by surveymonkey.com. The questionnaire was e-mailed to the entire population i.e. all IRs identified in India. Findings - It was observed that 79% of the institutions had used the DSpace institutional repository software package. The respondents considered end-user interface to be the top-ranking IR-system feature. It was found that all IRs supported text (HTML, Postscript, PDF, Spreadsheet etc) file formats. Half of the respondents marked bitstream copying as a long-term preservation strategy. Almost all institutional repositories were Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) compliant. Research limitations/implications - Only Indian institutional repositories were studied and the findings were compared with other studies. Originality/value - This is the first detailed study focusing on the management aspects of IRs. The present study has identified the existence of sixteen functional IRs, some of which were not registered in any of the directories such as Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) or Open Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR).”




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oa.new oa.green oa.india oa.ir oa.surveys oa.preservation oa.formats oa.studies oa.emerald oa.oai oa.roar oa.dsapce oa.dspace oa.paywalled oa.repositories oa.south oa.opendoar



Date tagged:

07/24/2012, 07:11

Date published:

07/24/2012, 07:38