In 2015, the researchers surveyed URPDs and librarians nationally and faculty at USU about their thoughts on the role of student research in institutional repositories (IRs). All three groups recognize the benefits of making undergraduate research available in IRs. Yet, while the benefits to students, departments, and institutions as a whole are widely recognized, survey respondents also noted concerns about making this work openly available. Survey results also indicated the need for better communication and collaboration among these various campus entities.
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