University of Jos Institutional Repository >
Education >
Library and Information Science >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2598

Title: Open Access Institutional Repositories in Academic and Research Institutions in Nigeria: A Review of Benefits and Challenges
Authors: Nwokedi, Victor Chuks
Nwokedi, Grace Iyabo
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Citation: Nwokedi, V.C., Nwokedi, G.I (2018). Open Access Institutional Repositories in Academic and Research Institutions in Nigeria: A Review of Benefits and Challenges. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 6(8): 242-252
Series/Report no.: Vol. 6;No. 8; Pp 242-252
Abstract: Institutional Repositories offer the opportunity for academic libraries to collect, preserve and disseminate an institution’s scholarly output. Serving an important service to the community, Institutional Repositories offer many benefits to the academic institutions community as well as other people and communities around the world. Institutional Repositories make it possible to collect content in one location, capture and provide open access to the intellectual output of a university, as well as preserve content that may be otherwise unavailable or out of publication. It is essential to explore the benefits as well as the challenges of Institutional Repositories to make sure it is worthwhile to the library as well as the institution. This paper therefore, explores benefits and challenges faced in the introduction and sustainability of Institutional Repositories in academic institutions in Nigeria. Lastly, it was recommended that National Universities Commission (NUC) should organize series of conferences and capacity building workshops to educate and train stakeholders in academic and research institutions in Nigeria on the benefits of establishing Institutional Repository. In this way their knowledge of Open Access Institutional Repository will be enriched and they will be in a better position to advocate for change in policies within their institution and at national level. This will create a conducive environment that will nurture the development and growth of open access Institution Repository in Nigeria.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2598
ISSN: 2360-7858
Appears in Collections:Library and Information Science

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
NWOKEDI AND NWOKEDI.pdf138.9 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback