Institutional Repositories Provide Open Access to Scholarly Communication

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anthony Holderied, Instructional Services/Reference Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Institutional repositories present academic institutions with the opportunity to provide global open access to the scholarship that is created within that institution without going through the traditional scholarly publishing model. In the fall of 2008 the North Carolina Digital Online Collection of Knowledge and Scholarship (NC Docks) became the pilot institutional repository of five universities within the University of North Carolina system. Moving forward to present day, the five school pilot has taken off and gained momentum as each school has since begun populating NC Docks. As we have found out at The University of North Carolina Pembroke (UNCP), participating in an institutional repository requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention costs on the part of the Library. Discussion of aspects to consider when participating in an institutional repository includes cost, marketing initiatives, campus buy-in, and publisher relations.

Additional Information

Electronic Library Support Staff Journal in vol. 15, no. 3, March, 2009
Language: English
Date: 2009
libraries, institutional repositories, NC DOCKS

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