Assessment of Self-Archiving in Institutional Repositories: Depositorship and Full-Text Availability

Jingfeng Xia, Li Sun

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Abstract

This research evaluates the success of open access self-archiving in several well-known institutional repositories. Two assessment factors have been applied to examine the current practice of self-archiving: depositorship and the availability of full text. This research discovers that the rate of author self-archiving is low and that the majority of documents have been deposited by a librarian or administrative staff. Similarly, the rate of full-text availability is relatively low, except for Australian repositories. By identifying different practices of self-archiving, repository managers can create new strategies for the operation of their repositories and the development of archiving policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalSerials Review
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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