Evaluating Institutional Repository Deployment in American Academe Since Early 2005: Repositories by

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cat S. McDowell, Digital Project Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In September 2005, the status of institutional repositories in the United States received its first in-depth treatment, thanks to the groundbreaking work of Clifford Lynch and Joan Lippincott. Their article, "Institutional Repository Deployment in the United States as of Early 2005" provided some of the first hard figures on the number of operational repositories at American academic institutions, as well as some of their characteristics.1 Since that time, several other reports have attempted to replicate and expand upon their work, most notably the Association of Research Libraries' SPEC Kit 292 and the MIRACLE Project's Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States.2,3 The growing body of literature in this realm underscores America's critical role in the evolution of scholarly communication worldwide and to the open access repository movement in particular. It also reveals a growing preoccupation with methods and metrics by which to evaluate the success of these repositories.

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Appeared in D-Lib Magazine, September/October 2007 (Volume 13 Number 9/10)
Language: English
Date: 2007
institutional repositories, scholarly communication
Institutional repositories--United States--Statistics.
Libraries and electronic publishing--United States.

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