Open Access Indicators in Subject Digital Repositories. The Case of CLACSO´s Latin America and the Caribbean Social Sciences Digital Repository Indicators.

Babini, Dominique and Archuby, Gustavo and Carrizo, Valeria and García, Dario Alejandro and Higa, Sebastian and Spano, Diego . Open Access Indicators in Subject Digital Repositories. The Case of CLACSO´s Latin America and the Caribbean Social Sciences Digital Repository Indicators., 2014 In: Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America. CLACSO, pp. 143-159. [Book chapter]

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Since the beginning of the Repository, CLACSO defined that the monitoring and evaluation of the Repository would be made from three perspectives: - Community: The extent to which CLACSO manages to promote open access, including the publishers and libraries of in its network and virtual community, and regularly expose them to the trends of academic communications in open access, contributing to a cultural change in the Region and the adoption of open access for the dissemination of research results. - Collections: How the digital collections of the Member Centers and programs of CLACSO´s Digital Repository – including the collection of CLACSO journals in Redalyc – grow, taking care of geographical and institutional diversity, and performing specific actions to promote participation with contents in open access digital repositories from the Region. - Use: How the Repository and its digital collections are used: number of downloads, countries of origin of requests, most requested digital objects, subjects most consulted. Starting in 2014, metrics at article level is experimented with some collections. CLACSO’s Digital Repository website offers, in open access, the statistical reports as they develop. These reports allow the tracking of the above-mentioned three variables of community, collection, and use of the Repository.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Acceso abierto, Open access, Repositorios, Repositories, Indicadores de evaluación, Evaluation indicators, Repositorios temáticos, Subject repositories
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Dra. Dominique Babini
Date deposited: 19 May 2016 16:35
Last modified: 19 May 2016 16:35


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