Institutional Repositories Initiatives in India: A Study

Institutional Repositories Initiatives in India: A Study

Neeraj Kumar Singh (Panjab University, India), Jyoti Sharma (Panjab University, India) and Navneet Kaur (Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7230-7.ch014
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to present the development and current situation of Institutional Repositories (IRs) in India. This chapter explores the main concepts of open access, institutional repositories, and their needs and benefits. The chapter highlights the current status of Institutional Repositories (IR) in India by its collection type, subject coverage, and present working status of the repositories available to the academic community as open sources. This chapter examines the overall growth of IRs in Asia and enumerates the Institutional Repositories in India. The chapter analyzes the accessible institutional repositories based on the selected study criteria and studies various digital library software used in the development of IRs in India.
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Essential Elements Of An Institutional Repository

An Institutional Repository is a digital archive of the intellectual product created by the faculty, research staff, and students of an institution and accessible to end users both within and outside of the institution. There are some essential elements of an Institutional Repository:

  • Pre-print of papers

  • Post-print of papers

  • Doctoral theses

  • Masters dissertations

  • Research reports

  • Book chapters

  • Conference papers

  • Teaching material

  • Multimedia objects

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