PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XII)/50-54/8

AUTHOR: Shajitha C and Dr. Abdul Majeed K.C

TITLE :INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY: A FREEBIE TO THE INSTITUTIONAL INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT

ABSTRACT:An Institutional Repository (IR) collects, stores, preserves and disseminates the intellectual output of an institution. It provides access to a variety of digital object at free of cost. It also helps the scholars to overcome the price barrier and copyright barrier. This paper aimed to provide a brief description of an IR, its history and benefits. It reviewed significant studies on IR and discussed the Institutional Repository initiatives in India.

KEYWORDS: Open Access movement, Open Access Repository, Institutional Repository (IR).

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