Indian Institutional Repositories: a study of user’s perspective

Sawant, S. S. Indian Institutional Repositories: a study of user’s perspective. Program: Electronic library and Information Systems, 2011, vol. 46, n. 1. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The present study aims to investigate experience, contribution and opinions of users of respective institutional repositories (IRs) developed in India. The survey method was used. The data collection tool was a web questionnaire, which was created with the help of software provided by It was observed that 85.94 % (154) respondents were aware of the IR facility / service and 14.05 % (26) were not aware of IR. More than half of the respondents i.e. 52.43% (97) learned about the IR service through link provided on institutions website. About 36.21% of the respondents had not contributed to any type of repository, while 25.94% respondents had contributed to their IR. A higher percentage (16.76%) of respondents felt it was ‘Easy and fast way to communicate research results’. The majority of the respondents i.e. 113 (61.08%) were willing to deposit Symposium / Conference / Seminar papers. The most important reason for contribution was found to be preservation of documents for future. Peer review was very much acceptable as quality control mechanism. More than half of the respondents (57.84%) wanted to provide open access without any barrier for their ideal repository.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Institutional repositories, Users of IR, India
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Dr. Sarika Sawant
Date deposited: 16 Jan 2014 04:57
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


Sawant, S. S. (2012). Indian institutional repositories: a study of user’s perspectives, Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol 46(1) 2012 (ISSN 0033-0337) doi: 10.1108/00330331211204584


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