Management of Indian Institutional Repositories

Sawant, S. S. Management of Indian Institutional Repositories. OCLC Systems and Services, 2010, vol. 28, n. 3, pp. 138-143. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The study investigates various issues concerning the management of institutional repositories (IRs) developed in India. Data collection done using a web based questionnaire, created using software provided by The entire population i.e. all IRs identified in India were surveyed. It was observed that in 42.86% (6) of Institutional Repositories implementation programmes were headed by librarians. No special staff was appointed by any institution for carrying out different jobs involved in implementation of IR. About 57.14% (8) of respondents reported that the main source of funds for institutional repositories came from routine operating costs of the institution's library. Personal contact (92.90%% i.e. 13 respondents) was a highly exercised promotional activity among the respondents. It was observed that respondents credited faculty (64.29% i.e. 9 respondents) as the major contributors to their institutional repositories. The study covered Indian institutional repositories only and the findings were compared with other studies. This is the first detailed study focusing on the management aspects of IRs. It has identified the existence of 16 functional IRs, some which were not registered in any of the directories such as ROAR, Open DOAR.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Institutional repositories, Management of IR, India
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Dr. Sarika Sawant
Date deposited: 16 Jan 2014 04:53
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


Sarika Sawant, (2012) "Management of Indian institutional repositories", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 28 Iss: 3, pp.130 – 143. DOI 10.1108/10650751211262128


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