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Book Review: The Institutional Repository

Author(s): Isabel Galina

Journal: Webology
ISSN 1735-188X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39b;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Institutional repositories | Open access | E-print | Pre-print

At a time when the future nature of scholarly communication and publishing are being debated this book serves as a useful reference guide for one of the key aspects- the institutional repository. Institutional repositories are a popular recent development for distributing and communicating research. They are a useful academic tool for administrating and publishing electronic resources produced by university members in order to increase access to these, both at an institutional and global level. However, there is still no general concensus about the characteristics of an institutional repository. What types of material are deposited? Who is responsible for building and maintaing a repository, how will copyright be managed, who will cover installation and maintenance costs? How will quality, integrity and preservation of the materials be assured?
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