Institutional Digital Repository Benchmarks, 2014 Edition
This 135-page international study of the digital repositories of universities and other research oriented organizations presents data from 35 digital repositories from the USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
The report presents detailed information on downloads, source of downloads, repository website activity, publishing activities, repository marketing, budgets and funding, staffing, fees and revenues, outreach to faculty, content holdings, and many other facets of institutional digital repository management and development. The report provides trend data on the inclusion of various types of intellectual property including journal articles, books, classroom video and lectures and other materials. The study pinpoints how repositories are being used and by whom, defining for repository policy planners growth areas in the type of intellectual property being downloaded by repository end users.
Data is broken out for US and non-US institutions, by public or private status of the institution, and by Carnegie class, Full time enrollment, and years in operation for the digital repository.
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