|Author||Deoghuria, Swapan ♦ Sinha, Swastik|
|Publisher||National Seminar on Challenges in Library Management System, IACS|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Institutional Repository ♦ Open Access Publishing ♦ Scholarly Publishing ♦ Researchers ♦ User Requirements ♦ Archiving|
|Abstract||The objective of this paper is to share the experiences of setting up an institutionalrepository (IR) at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), a premier research institute in India. We focused on some of the key issues that it was necessary to consider, the choices made and the challenges overcome.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
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