The aim of this study is to focus on the output of Institutional Repositories (IRs) provided by academic libraries in delivering “Open Access” content.
This poster will review and analyze the output of 2 universities’ IRs (American University of Armenia (AUA) and Lebanese American University (LAU)): the ratio of open access versus limited access articles published within the university IRs, while considering the following factors developed guidelines and policies, standards or criteria on Open Access and Institutional Repositories on national/local level.
The comparative analysis will include LAU and AUA IRs’ collection content focusing on the numbers of open-access documents published in each major or domain, in addition to this we will combine the results of this study to compare the data, noting that some majors publish more open than other departments.
Institutional repositories of scholarly content have been receiving increasing attention recently. The main purpose of institutional repositories is to collect and preserve in a digital format the university’s intellectual output.
The major takeaway for attendees will be the recommendations and the analysis from the policies, ways to achieve “Open Access” content for online published articles, promotion of open knowledge and IRs for university libraries.