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Open access repositories in the Asia-Oceania region: Experiences and guidelines from three academic institutions

Mamtora, Jayshree, Yang, Tina and Singh, Diljit (2015). Open access repositories in the Asia-Oceania region: Experiences and guidelines from three academic institutions. IFLA Journal,41(2):162-176.

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Title Open access repositories in the Asia-Oceania region: Experiences and guidelines from three academic institutions
Author Mamtora, Jayshree
Yang, Tina
Singh, Diljit
Journal Name IFLA Journal
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 41
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0340-0352   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
eISSN 1745-2651
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84930591740
Start Page 162
End Page 176
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Field of Research 0807 - Library and Information Studies
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In recent years open access models have transcended traditional modes of publishing, thus enabling freer
access to research. This paper takes a trans-regional approach to open access publishing in the Asia and
Oceania region focussing on individual institutions in three countries – Charles Darwin University (Australia),
University of Hong Kong and the University of Malaya, reflecting on how each one is rising, in its own
individual way, to meet the range of challenges that its research communities are facing. Specifically, it focuses
on open access and institutional repository development, and traces their development at each of the
aforementioned institutions. This paper is based on interviews conducted with staff involved with the
development of the repository, and the open access collection in particular, at each of the three institutions.
It synthesises open access developments and reviews the role the library has played in each institution in the
development of open access across the academic and research community; and the success that has been
achieved to date. It highlights any common factors between the approaches taken by each institution, as well
as any significant differences of note. The findings reveal that each of the three institutions is at a different
stage of development with the University of Hong Kong repository ranked at the top within Asia. Each has
used a slightly different approach toward open access, and used different software to develop their
repository. The authors have collated the overall experiences of each institution in open access publishing and
repository development. They have highlighted the successes and failures that each has experienced and
formulated a set of guidelines that may help those embarking on establishing an open access repository.
Keywords Open access
Institutional repository
Asia
Oceania
Australia
Hong Kong
Malaysia
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035215582219   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes Accepted version pp.1-20


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