Measuring the Sustainability of the African Institutional Repository: A selective case study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622565
Title:
Measuring the Sustainability of the African Institutional Repository: A selective case study
Authors:
B van Wyk
Publisher:
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622565
Abstract:
The advent of open access, digitised institutional repositories (IR) changed the way that research at universities and research institutions are stored, archived, accessed and generally managed. Statistics shows that only 3% of IRs in the world is situated in Africa. Most of these are found in institutions in Southern Africa. Nyambi (2011), Anbu (2008) and other authors report that there are more IRs in Africa, but lament that most are not accessible in open access. Research (Van Deventer & Pienaar, 2008; Rieger, 2011; Wells, 2009) and others, shows that effective information- and knowledge management, and an awareness of the value of open access to digital research information are pre-requisites for effective and sustainable IRs operations. Successful planning and implementation of an IR do not guarantee sustainability over time. This paper explores possible indicators of sustainability for IRs who are facing the well documented challenges experienced in African IRs.
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info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
Conferencia realizado del 12 al 14 de setiembre en Lima, Peru del 2012 en el marco del 15º Simposio Internacional de Tesis y Disertaciones Electrónicas (ETD 2012). Evento aupiciado por la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) y la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC).
Keywords:
Institutional Repository; Case study; Africa; ETD2012

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dc.contributor.authorB van Wykes
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T14:10:10Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-23T14:10:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/622565-
dc.descriptionConferencia realizado del 12 al 14 de setiembre en Lima, Peru del 2012 en el marco del 15º Simposio Internacional de Tesis y Disertaciones Electrónicas (ETD 2012). Evento aupiciado por la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) y la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC).es_PE
dc.description.abstractThe advent of open access, digitised institutional repositories (IR) changed the way that research at universities and research institutions are stored, archived, accessed and generally managed. Statistics shows that only 3% of IRs in the world is situated in Africa. Most of these are found in institutions in Southern Africa. Nyambi (2011), Anbu (2008) and other authors report that there are more IRs in Africa, but lament that most are not accessible in open access. Research (Van Deventer & Pienaar, 2008; Rieger, 2011; Wells, 2009) and others, shows that effective information- and knowledge management, and an awareness of the value of open access to digital research information are pre-requisites for effective and sustainable IRs operations. Successful planning and implementation of an IR do not guarantee sustainability over time. This paper explores possible indicators of sustainability for IRs who are facing the well documented challenges experienced in African IRs.es
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dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectInstitutional Repositoryes
dc.subjectCase studyes
dc.subjectAfricaes
dc.subjectETD2012es_PE
dc.titleMeasuring the Sustainability of the African Institutional Repository: A selective case studyes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes
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