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dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, Marinus
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-31T20:58:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-31T20:58:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Swanepoel, M. (2013). The Use of Institutional Repositories: Its Acceptance, Maturity, and Impact on the Book. International Journal of the Book, 10(3). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-9516
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3653
dc.description.abstract The development of institutional repositories (IR’s) has been a recent one. IR’s were started by the University of Southampton (UK) in late 2000 when the University released a software package called E-Prints. Since that time, the establishment of institutional repositories has gained momentum. Factors such as the decreasing costs of online storage and the increase of broadband and gigabit networking technologies have contributed to IR’s growth in numbers and current popularity. The research is aimed answering several questions: 1) To what extent are IR’s as a method for communicating scientific and scholarly information, accepted? This question is examined through the lens of the Gartner Hype Curve. 2) How mature is the institutional repository as a technology when using the product lifecycle (Sigmoid Curve) and diffusion of innovation theory as measures? 3) What is the evidence (if any) that institutional repositories are impacting the role of the book? en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Common Ground Publishing en_US
dc.subject : Institutional Repositories, Gartner Hype Curve, E-books, Product Life Cycle, Diffusion of Innovation Theory en_US
dc.title The Use of Institutional Repositories: Its Acceptance, Maturity and Impact on the Book en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Library en_US
dc.publisher.department Library en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US


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