Raym Crow (2004) defined as Institutional Repository as a “Digital Archive of intellectual product created by the faculty, research staff, and students of an institution and accessible to end users both within and outside the institution, with few, if any barrier to access. The content is institutionally defined, scholarly, cumulative and perpetual, open and interoperable.”
Objectives of Institutional Repositories:
Following are the objectives of an Institutional Repository:
- To create global visibility for an institutions scholarly research.
- To collect content in a single location.
- To provide access to institutional research output by self-archiving it.
- To store and preserve others institution’s digital assets.
IIUM Repository (IREP)
A digital repository of documents and scholarly output of IIUM staff encompassing various subjects and disciplines, written by IIUM staff or collaboratively produced with other parties. The documents include: journal articles, chapter/ section of a book, book and conference papers.
URL : http://irep.iium.edu.my/
Malaysian Academic Library Institutional Repository (MALREP)
MALRep includes more than 480k records representing digital resources from more than 25 contributors. The records of the open access digital resources available via MALRep lead to a wide range of materials, and include: Journal articles, Newspapers, Manuscripts, Digital text, Photographic images (jpeg, tiff, gif), theses and research papers.
CORE CONNECTING REPOSITORIES (CORE)
A service provided by the Knowledge Media Institute, based at The Open University, United Kingdom. The goal of the project is to aggregate all open access content distributed across different systems, such as repositories and open access journals, enrich this content using text mining and data mining, and provide free access to it through a set of services. The CORE project also aims to promote open access to scholarly outputs. CORE works closely with digital libraries and institutional repositories.