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Institutional Repositories: Evaluating the Reasons for Non-use of Cornell University's Installation of DSpace

Monday, January 1, 2007


This article reports on a three-part evaluative study of institutional repositories. We describe the contents and participation in Cornell's DSpace and compare these results with seven university DSpace installations. Through in-depth interviews with eleven faculty members in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, we explore their attitudes, motivations, and behaviors for non-participation in institutional repositories.

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