Best Performs for the Growth of Institutional Repository: A Case Study of ePrints@Bangalore University


Author(s): Swamy D, Shanmukhappa K, Padmavathi N

The Institutional Repository (IR) is one of open access channel for archiving and dissemination of scholarly output of an institution or a community as defined by its developers. This paper examines the emerging trends of university-based digital institutional repositories designed to capture the scholarly output of an institution and to maximize the research impact of research output. Apart from discussing various characteristics and features of IR, the best practices adopted for the development such a repository at Bangalore University have been highlighted. The GNU is the primary conventional programming for making Open Access Initiative I(OAI)- consistent storehouses, which empowers the scientists to self-chronicle their exploration distributions consequently encouraging open admittance to their distributions. NCSI has been utilizing this product since early 2002. Some measure of customization and worth augmentations to the product are being done intermittently by NCSI to meet the local requirements necessities. In this paper, creators are sharing NCSI's encounters in utilizing GNU software. GNU software is an excellent tool for creating and maintaining OAI-compliant repositories. The best thing about it is that it can be setup easily even by those who are not too computer-savvy. New features are being introduced on a regular basis. Also, the technical support for the software from the developers and the user community has been very encouraging.

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