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Open Access and Scholarly Communication

What is an Insitutional Repository?

Institutional Repositories are the primary means for collecting and displaying open access materials of a university's scholarship. Institutional (also refererred to as Digital) Repositories are becoming increasingly common at research institutions, as they primarily seek to collect research and publications done by scholars at the institution. Many repositories are Open Access in nature.  The following sources will enable to you learn more about Institutional Repositories, what they do and what purpose they may serve in relation to Scholarly Communication.

Digital Scholarship has compiled an extensive bibliography to learn more about Institutional Repositories.
Open DOAR - Directory of Open Access Repositories is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories
Registry of Open Repositories (ROAR) is an international directory of Open Access repositories.
SHERPA is an open access institutional repository.