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Creating policies for library publishing in an institutional repository: Exploring purpose, scope, and the library’s role

Kelly Riddle (University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 11 May 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore questions and concepts encountered when developing policies for an institutional repository with a library publishing component.

Design/methodology/approach

The author describes how publishing needs and library vision shape institutional repository policies, and demonstrates that the repository’s guiding policies are determined by the repository’s purpose and scope.

Findings

Policies for institutional repositories with publishing components will vary across institutions depending on the intended purpose of the repository, scope of publishing activities and institutional context.

Originality/value

The article is useful for those just exploring library publishing with repositories and those looking to revamp their policies to accommodate this new use, the paper explores theoretical and practical questions about this new use of repositories.

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Citation

Riddle, K. (2015), "Creating policies for library publishing in an institutional repository: Exploring purpose, scope, and the library’s role", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 59-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/OCLC-02-2014-0007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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