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New Content in Digital Repositories by Joanna Richardson, Natasha Simons

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Abstract:

Repositories collect a variety of statistics incorporating content coverage and item usage. These statistics are of value to a range of stakeholders, including researchers, institutions, funding bodies and repository managers. Repositories also play a role in the scholarly communication life cycle, as they disseminate and make discoverable scholarly outputs. In recent years, scholarly communication channels have undergone transformation. In addition to traditional channels centred on formal publication, such as journal articles, scholars are making increasing use of a range of social media to discuss, share and promote their ideas and outputs. Additionally, the range of scholarly output has expanded ...

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