Priti J. New trends and future applications/directions of institutional repositories in academic institutions. Library Review 2011;60(2):125-141
A review of the recently published literature about current trends and future applications of institutional repositories (IRs) including the benefits and obstacles of setting up an IR. They have been increasingly recognised as a vital tool for scholarly communication, institutional visibility and knowledge management. The report can be used to persuade different stakeholders at institutions, including management, about the value of open access (OA) and the importance of establishing OA institutional policies.