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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Self-archiving on the rise

Jingfeng Xia and Marija Dalbello, Self-Archiving as an Emergent Scholarly Practice: An Assessment of Self-Archiving in Institutional Repositories, apparently a preprint.  Self-archived May 5, 2007.

Abstract:   This research focuses on faculty perceptions of repositories to build an understanding of the perceptions that contribute to the success and sustainability of self-archiving in institutional repositories and develop criteria for practice. In addition to identifying the emergent cultures of self-archiving held by the faculty, we develop objective measures of success and sustainability of institutional repositories based on an empirical study of a significant sample of repositories nationwide and internationally.

PS:  Although self-archived in dLIST, only the abstract is free online, at least so far.