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Comparison of IR content policies in Australia


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Sale, AHJ (2006) Comparison of IR content policies in Australia. First Monday, 11 (4).

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Seven Australian universities (of 38) have established institutional repositories (also known as IRs or eprint archives) that can be analyzed for content and which were in operation during 2004 and 2005.

The paper analyses their performance and concludes that a requirement to deposit research output into a repository coupled with effective author support policies works in Australia. Voluntary policies do not, regardless of any author support, consistent with international data.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: institutional repositories, open access, mandatory policies, repository content, DEST, HERDC time series
Journal or Publication Title: First Monday
Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:10
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