Institutional Repositories: An Evaluative Study

Tabasum Hashim, Tariq Rashid Jan


Purpose: The paper examines five web based open access repositories for the purpose of identifying their strength and limitations, using pre-defined standard parameters.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The study used Directory of Open Access Repositories (Open DOAR) as a base for the collection of data.

Findings: The analysis found that the repositories are credible and are equipped with rich sets of functionalities to facilitate depositing, accessing and retrieving scholarly materials.

Originality/Value: The paper highlights the credibility related issues of institutional repositories in the present web based information retrieval environment.

Keywords: Institutional Repositories (IR); Evaluation; Open Access Repositories

Paper Type: Research

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