Skip to content

Meeting: 105. Library Theory and Research

by World Library
Library ()
Get full text at journal


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..

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

23 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
48% Computer Science
39% Social Sciences
4% Business, Management and Accounting
by Academic Status
48% Librarian
22% Student > Ph. D. Student
9% Student > Master
by Country
9% Nigeria
9% Italy
4% Switzerland

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in