Planning and Implementation of Institutional Repositories in University Libraries ? A Study in Andhra Pradesh


Author(s): M. Swarnalatha, I. Chandraiah

Institutional Repositories (IR) are developed primarily for collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of an institution. This knowledge assists in sharing and learning of an institution. For the successful set up of an Institutional Repository, strategic planning is required with a predetermined goal and scope as well. This paper is a case study of setting up a digital Institutional Repository at university libraries in Andhra Pradesh. The basic objective of this paper is to provide a roadmap for setting up an institutional repository in an university libraries. The paper also discusses the role of librarian and users (faculty and Research Scholars) in setting up a digital Institutional Repository, problems faced and major milestones to cover in the venture.

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