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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present chief librarians’ viewpoint about open repositories in Pakistan. This study appraised the factors that affecting development of open repositories in Pakistan.
Design/methodology/approach – The study collected data by mean of In-depth literature review, scan of Open Access Directory of repositories (OpenDOAR), through interview & discussion with chief librarians of renowned university libraries.
Research limitations – This study discovered the factors that affect building open digital repositories in Pakistan through collected data by means of literature review, interview & discussion with chief librarian. The results are limited to interview interpretation of the interview and discussion with Chief Librarian of selected university libraries and the scan of the web and Open Access Repository Directory OpenDOAR.
Practical implications – The results are useful for stack holders of institutes, organization and other libraries to take care of these factor while planning to develop open access repositories in Pakistan.
Originality/Value – The researchers contributed to fill the identified gap and have some recommendations in this regard.