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Title: The landscape of open access institutional repositories in the Asian continent: a 2010 census
Authors: Abrizah, A
Noorhidawati, A
Kiran, K
Keywords: Institutional repositories
Digital libraries
Ranking Web of World Repositories
Asian university ranking
Open access initiatives
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Library and Information Science Unit (LISU), Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya and the Library, University of Malaya
Series/Report no.: LISU monographic series; no.1;
Abstract: 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
Description: Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICoLIS2010) 9 - 10 November 2010, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/1074
ISSN: 978-967-5148-76-7
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