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Library Scholarly Communication Programs by Isaac Gilman

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Introduction

At the most basic level, institutional repositories exist as tools with which to aggregate and disseminate the collective scholarship of an academic institution. Consistent with the history of repositories (both disciplinary and institutional) as “e-print servers” or platforms for hosting preprints/postprints of scholarly articles, much of the focus on institutional repository collection development over the past decade has centered on faculty journal articles. This focus has been reinforced by advocacy within the academic library community encouraging faculty authors to utilize repositories as an alternative means of providing access to their articles.

While institutional repositories have served the greater good of providing ...

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