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Research students and the Loughborough institutional repository

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posted on 06.03.2006, 11:09 by Margaret J. Pickton, Cliff McKnight
This paper investigates the potential role for research students in an institutional repository (IR). Face-to-face interviews with 34 research students at Loughborough University were carried out. Using a mixture of closed and open questions, the interviews explored the students’ experiences and opinions of publishing, open access and the proposed Loughborough repository. As both authors and readers, students were most interested in access to complete theses, postprints and conference papers. The ability to disseminate their work and receive feedback and commentary were the most important motivators to students depositing work in the IR, closely followed by the principle of open access. The greatest deterrents were the risk of being unable to publish elsewhere later, the ownership of copyright, and plagiarism. Appropriate recommendations are made for the implementation of an institutional repository.

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  • Science

Department

  • Information Science

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Citation

PICKTON, M.J. and McKNIGHT, C., 2006. Research students and the Loughborough institutional repository. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 38(4), pp.203-219.

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© Sage

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2006

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science [© Sage]. The definitive version is available at: http://lis.sagepub.com/.

ISSN

0961-0006

eISSN

1741-6477

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en

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