Japan's Institutional Repositories: Where Did They Come From and Where Are They Headed?

by Matsuura, Katherine

Abstract (Summary)
This study follows the rapid and substantial growth of institutional repositories in Japan, and evaluates the publicly searchable content of 86 IRs made available through Japan’s web portal, JAIRO, and the NII Institutional Repositories DataBase Contents Analysis System. The findings are examined from an international and comparative framework, and highlight variations in Japanese academic scholarship and publishing, as well as ongoing challenges in the areas of faculty participation, copyright and peer-review.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Paul Solomon

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:institutional repositories japan comparative librarianship college and university libraries open access


Date of Publication:12/17/2008

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