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Reflections on Three Years of Archiving Research Output

Suleman, Hussein (2006) Reflections on Three Years of Archiving Research Output. In de Villiers, Carina, Eds. Proceedings Conference on Information Technology in Tertiary Education (CITTE 2006), pages 1-13, Pretoria.

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Abstract

While "Open Access" and "institutional repositories" have received some attention in South Africa in recent years, very few tertiary institutions and departments have made a commitment to opening up access to their research. The Department of Computer Science at UCT was one of the first departments in the country to adopt the notion of an institutional repository, albeit localized, because of a strong open access tradition within the discipline. This repository of published and working papers and reports has evolved over a period of three years to become a core part of the operations of the department. It is arguably a successful implementation of an institutional repository. As such, this paper presents an analysis of the development of the archive and its use, providing anecdotal and statistical evidence to demonstrate that such projects are indeed feasible and result in substantial visibility of research for South African institutions and their academic departments.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:institutional repositories, digital libraries, open access
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:385
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:16 Febuary 2007
Alternative Locations:http://www.husseinsspace.com/publications/citte_2006_reflections.pdf