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Title: Binary proposal for assessing quality of Open Access Institutional Repositories : the case of Spanish repositories
Author: Pujol Rusell, Francesc
Vaquer-Suñer, Cristina
Ferran Ferrer, Núria  
Keywords: quality
Insitutional repositories
Open Access
Issue Date: 22-May-2012
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: The reason for this study is to propose a new quantitative approach on how to assess the quality of Open Access University Institutional Repositories. The results of this new approach are tested in the Spanish University Repositories. The assessment method is based in a binary codification of a proposal of features that objectively describes the repositories. The purposes of this method are assessing the quality and an almost automatically system for updating the data of the characteristics. First of all a database was created with the 38 Spanish institutional repositories. The variables of analysis are presented and explained either if they are coming from bibliography or are a set of new variables. Among the characteristics analyzed are the features of the software, the services of the repository, the features of the information system, the Internet visibility and the licenses of use. Results from Spanish universities ARE provided as a practical example of the assessment and for having a picture of the state of the development of the open access movement in Spain.
Language: English
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