Motivations of Faculty Self-archiving in Institutional Repositories

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Professors contribute to Institutional Repositories (IRs) to make their materials widely accessible in keeping with the benefits of Open Access. However, universities' commitment to IRs depends on building trust with faculty and solving copyright concerns. Digital preservation and copyright management in IRs should be strengthened to increase faculty participation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-254
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011

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I would like to give special thanks to Professor Elizabeth Yakel at the University of Michigan School of Information for her comments on this article. I am also grateful to the following professors: Soo Young Rieh, Margaret Hedstrom, and Paul Courant for their assistance on this research study. This study was funded by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Dissertation Fellowship , the Rackham Graduate Research Grant at the University of Michigan , and MIRACLE (Making Institutional Repositories A Collaborative Learning Environment) project funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


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