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Current Status of Open Access Institutional Repository: A Case Study in Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

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Author Faddliza Mohd Zaki, Wan Ab. Kadir Wan Dollah
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 427-431
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 3
Issue Date March 01, 2012
Publishing Date March 01, 2012
Keywords Open access, Institutional repository, Academic library, Current status


Abstract

The aim of the study is to explore the current status of open access and issues related to it in an academic library in Malaysia. The study investigates the current status and highlight issues of open access that being practiced in Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak (PTAR1) Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). The study adopts qualitative approach to collect the data. The findings indicated that UiTM Institutional Repository has been launched in 2010 and uses EPrints software to centralise, collect, preserve and comply to open access concept of accessing collection of scholarly materials that showcases the research output of UiTM communities. It contains conference and seminar presentations, reports, Entrepreneurship (ETR) working paper from MEDEC, journals, newspapers, grey literature such as the theses and dissertations. All the materials are in the text formats that constraint to PDF file format only. The study shows that UiTM Institutional Repository has the digital preservation policy whereby this policy comprises of the bitstream copying, migration, standards, preservation metadata, copyright and plagiarism. Thus, by this study, academic institutions may consider to widely promote their institutional repositories and supporting the open access movement in Malaysia. Therefore, this study is significant for libraries as well as students and academic staff to work together in order to exploit the libraries’ resources for an effective academic work.  

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