Looking at institutional repositories in Malaysian public universities

Looking at institutional repositories in Malaysian public universities. Jurnal PPM: Journal of Malaysian Librarians, 3. pp. 79-86. ISSN 1823-6308 (2009)


University libraries are developing and maintaining institutional repositories as a means of managing and disseminating digital materials. In most instances, these materials are created by the staff of the university and institutional repositories serve to disseminate information on the academic activities of the university community. There is a move amongst universities worldwide to develop and maintain their own institutional repositories. The size of the collection may range from hundreds to thousands and universities in Malaysia are showing signs of interest in this area. Numerous Malaysian public universities are slowly but surely developing institutional repositories either in isolation or collectively as a consortium. This paper presents the status of institutional repositories which are hosted by Malaysian public university libraries. As at 28 October 2008, the Registry of Open Access Repositories lists seven Malaysian institutional repositories and only four of them are from university libraries. This number is extremely small when compared to the existence of 20 public universities throughout Malaysia. Findings indicate that the other libraries are at various stages of developing their institutional repositories. Some are at the initial stage of designing and developing their repositories whilst others are enriching the contents of their repositories.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Institutional repositories, Open access, University libraries, Web Publishing
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Digital Libraries
By Subject > Information Management > Library and Information Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Information Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 07:37
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 09:02
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