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What difference does a mandate make?

Posted by Peta Hopkins on April 24, 2006

University policies on research archiving have a significant impact on the coverage within institutional repositories. Arthur Sale's article analyses the coverage of content in Australian repositories demonstrating the success of coupling effective author support with a policy requiring authors to self-archive their papers. QUT's repository clearly outperforms other institutions' in the coverage of reported DEST output. QUT has a policy mandating authors to archive their research publications.

Sale, Arthur (2006) Comparison of content policies for institutional repositories in Australia. First Monday, v.11, no. 4 (3 April 2006).

E-print repository for research output at QUT (http://www.mopp.qut.edu.au/F/F_01_03.html, viewed 20th April 2006)

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One Response to “What difference does a mandate make?”

  1. […] As previously posted, QUT has a policy requiring authors at that institution to deposit research papers in their repository within the constraints and limitations of copyright law. Its performance in coverage of HERDC compliant publications is far and away better than other universities surveyed. Sale, Arthur (2006) Comparison of content policies for institutional repositories in Australia. First Monday, v.11, no. 4 (3 April 2006). […]

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