Changing Dimensions in Development of Open Access Repositories: An Analytical Study of OpenDOAR

Akhandanand Shukla

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Abstract
Paper evaluates the growth and development of open access repositories of the world covered under the umbrella of OpenDOAR. Data gathered from the OpenDOAR website and growth rate has been calculated by the given formula. Several parameters have been identified for the analysis of open access repositories. Scope is limited to the 2729 repositories listed in the OpenDOAR as on given date. Paper concludes with maximum, operational, open access institutional repositories establishment in western continents and countries with the Dspace an Eprints softwares having journal article and electronic theses/dissertations as major contents types in English language interfaces.
Keywords: Open Access Repository, Institutional Repository, Open Access, IR Development, OpenDOAR

Cite this Article Akhandanand Shukla, Changing Dimensions in Development of Open Access Repositories: An Analytical Study of OpenDOAR, Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences. 2016; 3(1): 42–49p.


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