The landscape of open access institutional repositories in the Asian continent: a 2010 census

A , Abrizah and A , Noorhidawati and K, Kiran (2010) The landscape of open access institutional repositories in the Asian continent: a 2010 census. In: 3rd International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICoLIS2010) , 9 - 10 November 2010, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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This paper reports on the 2010 survey of Asian institutional repositories, highlighting the current state of the repositories and describing their characteristics in terms of types, contents, disciplines, language, technical and operational issues, and policy. It also identifies the web performance of Asian institutional repositories as reflected through global visibility and impact of the repositories; as well as the performance of the Asian top-ranked universities in the archiving and sharing their research output through institutional repositories. Data obtained from the Open Directory of Open Access Repository (OpenDOAR) and the Ranking Web of World Repositories (RWWR) were used to analyse the current state and global visibility respectively. Findings indicate that the total number of institutional repositories in Asia is 191 with Japan as the biggest contributor (38%), followed by India (19%) and Taiwan 22 (11%). Out of the 191 Asian institutional repositories identified in this study, 48 (about 23%) are listed in the Top 400 RWWR. This suggests that only 12% (48 out of 400) Asian institutional repositories are visible and incorporate good practices in their web publication as extracted from the quantitative webometrics indicators used by the ranking. Out of these 48 institutions, 29 are among the Asian Top 200 universities. However, only 14 of these 29 universities were ranked top 100 in the RWWR. The paper concludes that if the web performance of a research institution is below the expected position according to their academic excellence, university authorities should reconsider their web policy, promoting substantial increases of the volume and quality of their intellectual output / research publications through institutional repositories

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 03:38
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 03:38

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