Global Visibility of Open Access Institutional Repositories of SAARC Countries: An Explorative Study

Madan, Singh and Ramesh, Kuri and Gireesh Kumar, T. K. and Kunwar, Singh Global Visibility of Open Access Institutional Repositories of SAARC Countries: An Explorative Study. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 2020, vol. 2020, n. 4451, pp. 1-18. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Open Access (OA) extends perceived advantages to its stakeholders; especially in the preservation of scholarly publications. It improves collaboration among the authors with the support of global networks. organizations worldwide are creating institutional repositories to provide OA to resources. Open access institutional repositories (OAIR) provide a stable platform to showcase an organization's or individual's intellectual works. The present study explores the visibility of OAIRs of SAARC countries that are reflected in the Directory of Open Access Institutional Repository (DOAR). The study found that out of 128 institutional repositories, the highest number of (14.06%) institutional repositories are registered in 2013 and 2019 and belong to the institutional category. DSpace is the software used for creating the majority of the repositories (60.94%), followed by EPrints (25%). Content of three-fourths of the repositories are in the English language, which is journal articles. Among the SAARC countries, India contributed the highest number of institutional repositories (72.66%). The discipline-wise distribution of repositories shows that the majority (18.40%) of the collection is the category Science followed by multidisciplinary (15.74%) and technology 51 (12.35%) respectively. Authors discuss the opportunities and threats for the development of OAIR to meet needs of the academic community.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access, Institutional Repositories, SAARC Countries, DOAR, Dspace, OAIR, IR
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Dr. Gireesh Kumar T. K.
Date deposited: 11 Nov 2020 18:45
Last modified: 11 Nov 2020 18:45


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