The prospects of open access repositories
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Exploring Digital Libraries, Chapter 8
This chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries focuses on the potential of open access repositories for having a distinctive positive impact on scholarship and, more broadly, on their prospects for increasing the social and economic value of digital libraries. In addition to extending chapter 4’s discussion of open access repositories into new territory, it relates the frameworks presented in chapters 6 and 7 to this particular type of digital library. Topics include subject-based and institutional repositories and their value; issues around recruiting repository content, including deposit mandates; legal frameworks, copyright and open access; discipline-specific norms, practices and reward systems; the discoverability of scholarly content; sustainability of repositories; e-research data management; and prospects for the emergence of a global ecosystem of repositories.
This is a preprint of a chapter whose final and definitive form was co-published in Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects by Facet Publishing (2014) and ALA Neal-Schuman (2014).
Institutional repositories--Evaluation; Success factors; Scholarly communication; Open access; Copyright; Self-archiving; Deposit mandates; User-centered design; Google and Google Scholar; Discoverability; Web search engines; Research--Information services
Calhoun, Karen. “The prospects of open access repositories.” In Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects. London: Facet Publishing; Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBNs 9781856048200, 1856048209; 9781555709853, 1555709850.