Open repositories for scholarly communication
Enhancing access to research
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: January 19, 2011
Universities and research institutions use open repositories to enhance how they manage the outputs of their research activities, and make that research available to a worldwide audience. This article outlines the history and challenges of scholarly communication in today's open environment. It describes some of the different standards and technical challenges relating to collecting, storing, preserving, transferring, and providing access to research using open repositories.
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