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Digital repositories and the future of preservation and use of scientific knowledge


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Vrana, Radovan. (2011). Digital repositories and the future of preservation and use of scientific knowledge. Informatologia, 44(1). pp. 55-62. ISSN 1330-0067

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Information and communication technology has a great infl uence on scientifi c communication and work of scientists. Ways in which research is conducted have changed; science has become more highly collaborative; network-based, and data-intensive. The existing system of scientifi c publishing is experiencing pressure for change under the infl uence of the exponential growth of information production, the dramatic increase in subscription fees, the increasing storage cost of printed documents, and the increasing power and availability of digital technology. To conduct their research more eff ectively scientists need modern resources of digital information which would support their endeavor. Digital repository is one such type of information resources. Digital repository is an institutional digital archive of the intellectual product created by the faculty, research staff , and students of an institution and accessible to end users both within and outside of the institution. Digital repositories carry a great potential for the advancement of scientifi c research. Digital repositories can store diff erent fi le formats and types of content. An institutional digital repository can contain e-prints of scientifi c papers, research data, but also e-learning materials and other forms of institutional intellectual outputs. As the number of open access digital repositories grows, it has become evident that institutional repositories are now clearly and broadly being recognized as essential infrastructure for scholarship in the digital world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital repositories, scientific communication, open access
Subjects: Information sciences
Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 11:21

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