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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More evidence that OA mandates work

Jingfeng Xia, Assessment of Self-archiving in Institutional Repositories: Across Disciplines, Journal of Academic Librarianship, December 2007.  Only this abstract is free online, at least so far:

Abstract:   This research examined self-archiving practices by four disciplines in seven institutional repositories. By checking each individual item for its metadata and deposition status, the research found that a disciplinary culture is not obviously presented. Rather, self-archiving is regulated by a liaison system and a mandate policy.