A Case of Redeemer’s University Adoption of Institutional Repository Using the Principles of Electronic Information Management Systems

A Case of Redeemer’s University Adoption of Institutional Repository Using the Principles of Electronic Information Management Systems

Samuel C. Avemaria Utulu (Redeemer’s University, Nigeria & University of Cape Town, South Africa) and Adebayo A. Akadri (Redeemer’s University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4466-3.ch008
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Abstract

This case is about the influence of the Internet on scholarly communication and the emergence of various access-to-knowledge initiatives. Major emphasis was placed on Institutional Repositories (IRs) using a practical example of its evolution at the Redeemer’s University (RUN), Nigeria. RUN was established in 2005 by the Redeemed Christian Church of God with the mission to develop into a global university that is able to contribute to the amelioration of the problems facing Nigeria, Africa, and the world. To achieve its mission, RUN created a development hexagon, which resulted in the need to deploy its RUN Institutional Repository (RUNIR). Consequently, RUNIR deployment, which began in 2008, formed the major theme of the case reported in this chapter. As a result of the advantages provided by the institutional repository, Redeemer’s University is in a strong position to meet its mission goals and objectives.

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