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Friday, May 01, 2009

IRs and university libraries

María del Rosario Tissera, Repositorios institucionales en bibliotecas académicas, apparently a pre-print, self-archived April 30, 2009. English abstract:
Starting from the concept and current functioning of academic libraries, there is a planning to adherence to the open access international movement to digital files, installed as repositories via Internet to allow free access to intellectual production of a discipline or an institution or several consortia libraries in order to increase the visibility and accessibility to information produced at universities. There are some examples of institutional repositories offered by consortia libraries of Spain and North America, as well as Latin America and Argentina. Considering some barriers faced by institutions, publishers and authors to the creation of digital repositories offers some basic guidelines for their training.