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Institutional Repositories: Characteristics, Benefits and Software Platforms
Research on Library Science
  • Ping Fu, Central Washington University
  • Liu Hua, Shanghai University
Document Type
Article
Department or Administrative Unit
Library
Publication Date
5-1-2016
Abstract
Based on the theories and practices of institutional repositories (IRs),this paper reviews and summarizes definitions,features,development,benefits and software systems selection process. Hopefully it will provide insight and bring inspiration to those domestic libraries and interested parties planning to work in this area. The authors take Central Washington University Library as a case study to illustrate an approach to implement an IR within a short time frame. IRs have many merits, including collecting and showing an institution's scholarly output. There are four or five main software platforms for institutions to choose from. An institution can decide to adopt one depending on its own interests and priorities.
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Copyright © 2016 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House
Citation Information
Fu, P. & Hua, L. (2016). Institutional repositories: Characteristics, benefits and software platforms. Research on Library Science, 531-36. DOI: 10.15941/j.cnki.issn1001-0424.2016.05.007