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Title: Development and implementation of an institutional repository within a Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) environment
Authors: van der Merwe, A
Kroeze, JH
Keywords: Institutional repositories
Open access
Research documentation
Full text access
SAICSIT
South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Citation: van der Merwe, A and Kroeze, JH. 2008. Development and implementation of an institutional repository within a Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) environment. South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT) 2008 Conference: Riding the wave of technology. Wilderness, South Africa, 6-8 October 2008, pp 9
Abstract: Parallel to the Open Source Software movement, there is an increased demand and need for free, open access to information resources. The Open Access initiative is characterized by two strategies: namely the promotion of self-archiving or, alternatively, publishing of research articles in open-access journals. The purpose of an Institutional Repository (IR) is to provide a suitable archival environment for the self-archiving of digital items. This paper provides an understanding of the complexity surrounding the implementation of an IR. Issues discussed include software selection, as well as the development, implementation and marketing of an IR. Attention is given to the development of the policies that are required by an organization and its main stakeholders. Issues such as acceptance, usage, population, and management of the repository are reported. The work that was done at the CSIR is used as a case study and the subsequent lessons learnt are used to highlight some of problems experienced and how these problems were solved. Issues that still need investigation, e.g. long-term preservation, are mentioned
Description: South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2500
ISBN: 9781605582863
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General science, engineering & technology

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