3 thoughts on “Are Institutional Repositories Doing Their Job?”

  1. – Aggregation services such as BASE, DRIVER, MIMAS-IRS, OAISTER are the way to go – and should ideally offer faceted searches (which Google doesnt of course) – but repositories need to supply their endpoints.
    – The OCLC Digital Collection Gateway seems an ideal opportunity to expose Repository content to WorldCat searches – but OCLC need to publish details on which repositories are registered – and how this is changing (and maybe push it a bit more).
    – With the push to OA publications Repositories should be concentrating on adding value to their grey literature, and to added value services (links to data and visual content etc).
    – Repositories will less and less need to hold full content of papers that are available on publishers sites…

  2. >> – With the push to OA publications Repositories should be concentrating on adding value to their grey literature, and to added value services (links to data and visual content etc). <<

    +1!

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