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Institutional Repositories in BRICS Countries: A Study
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Institutional Repositories in BRICS Countries: A Study
Dhanavandan, S.; Tamizhchelvan, M.;
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 Abstract
An institutional repository includes digital assets generated by academics, such as administrative documents, course notes, learning objects, or conference proceedings. It will provide a window that gives open access to improve the sponsoring institution's visibility and status. This paper discusses the growth and development of Institutional Repositories available in BRICS Countries. The relevant data was collected from the directory of OpenDOAR. Based on the data in OpenDOAR, 242 repositories are represented from BRICS countries. Among the 242, 84 (34.71%) repositories are from Brazil, 39 (16.12%) from China, 68 (28.10%) repositories from India, 22 (9.109%) repositories from Russia, and 29(11.98%) repositories from South Africa. Brazil has the largest number of records (11, 17,688) among BRICS Countries repositories.
 Keywords
Institutional Repositories;Knowledge and Appraisal;BRICS Countries;
 Language
English
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