Monday, 4 May 2009

Institutional Repositories: The Great Debate

IATUL, The International Association of Technology University Libraries have just published one of their ongoing Alert series. These occasional e-mail and web alerts, offer insights and sources to topics of mutual interest to their members and beyond. The current one includes a reference to:

Institutional Repositories: The Great Debate
<<<< " To repository or not to repository – that is the question. Or, more precisely, that is one of four topics debated in a special section on institutional repositories, from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) edited by Helen Tibbo, Rachael Clemens and Carolyn Hank from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Apart from the issue of whether all institutions of higher learning should create repositories for their faculty and other constituencies, the other points debated are whether libraries should lead such efforts, whether repositories should be based on open source software exclusively and whether their success is dependent on mandates. The editors have found eight knowledgeable people in the field to debate both sides of these issues, although they add that some authors have been persuaded to provide a fair hearing for us on a position they may not hold themselves. In the course of the debate the authors provide a good sense of the current state of the repository movement and its major challenges and concerns. >>>>>> "
Go to source PDF : 50 pages : American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)


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