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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

An Assessment of Institutional Repository Initiatives in Higher Education Institutions in Brazil

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Author S. Dhanavandan, A.Isabella Mary
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 31-37
Volume No. 6
Issue No. 1
Issue Date February 1, 2015
Publishing Date February 1, 2015
Keywords Institutional Repository, Brazil, software


This paper discusses number of institutional repositories, software used, what are the content available in IR, which language mostly used in Brazil. Currently the intellectual output of the educators and the organization plays an essential role in the education knowledge process of a Higher Educational Institution. Articles; Theses; Unpublished; Books; Datasets etc are scattered in many places of an institution in print and electronic form. Therefore it is essential to collect, classify, arrange and store these materials digitally in a single platform by establishing Institutional Repository (IR) and to provide easy access to them over intranet/internet to the institute community and others. The 84 repositories are available in Bazil country with consists of total 11, 17,688 number of records. But only one repository namely BDSF (Biblioteca Digital do Senado Federal) repositories have more than two lakhs records.

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