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A Study on Recent Trends and Growth of Institutional Repositories in South Asian Countries

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: S. Dhanavandan, M. Tamizhchelvan | Author(s) Affiliation: Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India
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This paper discussed about the recent trends and growth of Institutional Repository (IR) in south Asian countries. An institutional repository is an online locus for collecting, preserving, and disseminating - in digital form - the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution. And it further deals about the name of the repositories, size, type, content and languages and various software. South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have institutional repositories in their respective libraries but Bhutan and Maldives are not having any repositories. Among the fives countries, India 62(82.67%), Bangladesh 7(9.33%), Pakistan 3(4.00%), Sri Lanka 2(2.67%) and Nepal 1(1.33%) institutional repositories have developed respectively.

Keywords: Institutional Repositories, Software, Languages, Contents

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