[Irtalk] Institutional Repositories: A World of Open Knowledge, Just a Click Away | Online Learning Tips
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon May 4 08:52:49 SAST 2015
In the world of scholarly communications, institutional repositories are
power players. An institutional repository is like a web storehouse,
collecting all of an institution’s scholarly works in one location.
A well-run institutional repository can:
- Offer a permanent platform for a university’s scholarship, collecting
it all in one perpetual location
- Allow for improved access to scholarship through search engine indexing
- Serve the greater academic community by making publications easily and
freely accessible worldwide, without need for subscriptions or passwords
*The value of open research archives being acknowledged in the greater
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