Fostering the institutional repository through policies and interoperability with online services: the case of Universidad Nacional de La Plata

  • Gonzalo Luján Villarreal Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • Franco Agustín Terruzzi Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • Marisa Raquel De Giusti Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Ariel Jorge Lira Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • José Daniel Texier Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira and Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
Keywords: Knowledge dissemination, Software development, Institutional repository

Abstract

Institutional repositories play a central role as preservation and dissemination hubs for academic institutions. They are useful to increase knowledge access, measure science production and to make public institutions transparent. Repositories must ensure a back-and-forth collaboration with many institution parties, by setting up transparent workflows and offering services to encourage its use. This article presents the case of Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where a combination of policies, workflows and developments has been established to foster its main repository. Consequently an important growth in size, rankings, usage and online visibility has resulted from the joint effort of many parties

Author Biographies

Gonzalo Luján Villarreal, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Gonzalo L. Villarreal is Doctor of Computer Science and R&D member of Proyecto de Enlace de Bibliotecas (PrEBi) and Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual (SEDICI). His research interests include discrete-event simulation, simulation teaching, repositories and open access
Franco Agustín Terruzzi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Franco A. Terruzzi is a student in Computer Science Licentiate at Universidad Nacional de La Plata and a R&D member of Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual (SEDICI), Portal de Revistas and Portal de Congresos of UNLP.

Marisa Raquel De Giusti, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Marisa R. De Giusti is Doctor in Computer Science, researcher at Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIC GBA), director of PREBI-SEDICI and a PhD student in Computer Science at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Ariel Jorge Lira, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Ariel J. Lira is Computer Science Licentiate and R&D member of Proyecto de Enlace de Bibliotecas (PrEBi) and Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual (SEDICI).

José Daniel Texier, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira and Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Jose Texier is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, Venezuela, and a PhD student in Computer Science at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Published
2015-07-21
Section
Articles