Meeting: 105. Library Theory and Research

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Abstract

In developing countries, academic librarians are experimenting with open source software in the establishment of institutional repository (IR) systems in local libraries, using either Greenstone, Fedora, DSpace or EPrints. These libraries are vouching on the successful implementation in the local library set up, so that it can then be up-scaled to institution-wide application through campus networks or intranet. A healthy uptake of the institution-wide set up may then open up to wider audiences with the availability of dedicated information infrastructure combined with broadband connectivity and national educational policies. In Malaysia the pioneers to open access initiatives are the academic libraries, specifically the university libraries. These libraries have initiated innovative services to their researchers by creating open access institutional repositories for wide dissemination of scholarly literature by their own community members..

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