Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Paul Royster

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Posted March 23, 2011. Copyright 2011 Paul Royster.


This work reports the results of an online survey completed by respondants from 59 institutions, 24 of them being universities in the United States. This represents less than 3% of the 2099 open-access repositories listed in the Registry of Open Access Repositories; and less than 4.4% of the 1359 specifically identified as “Research Institutional or Departmental.” The institutions responding ranged from the Library of Congress and the British Library at one end of the spectrum to Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Keene State College, and Amgen, Inc. at the other. ... I would be sorry if any resource-challenged library invested in this product believing that it would aid the development or evaluation of their institutional repository. A 30-minute (free) conversation with almost any repository manager would be much more helpful and pertinent.