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Title: Institutional Repositories, Open Access Movement and OAI- PMH Complaint Software
Authors: Chand, Prem
Murthy, T A V
Prakash, K
Gohel, Umesh
Keywords: Institutional Repository
Open Access Initiative
Open Access
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Publisher: INFLIBNET Center
Abstract: The article outlines the overview of Institutional Repositories. A growing number of universities across the globe are running institutional repositories projects using open source software, while many others are in the planning stages. We move towards global sharing of information using these software and librarian have to play pivotal role in archiving the digital content, produced by the faculty members. Within next few years, I expect that universities in India also create repositories and effectively use open source software. This article describes about the current development of Open Access Initiative, Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) an important infrastructure component for Institutional repositories. A convergence of technology developments and other initiatives has made IRs possible. Technology costs, especially storage costs, have dropped significantly. There is now a variety of open source and commercial software platforms available for an institution wishing to develop an IR.. The paper highlights about general overview of Institutional Repositories, open source software, standard and protocol and role of INFLIBNET.
ISBN: 81-900825-8-2
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