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Title: Research students and the Loughborough institutional repository
Authors: Pickton, Margaret J.
McKnight, Cliff
Keywords: Institutional repositories
Digital repositories
Research students
Academic authors
Open access publishing
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Sage
Citation: PICKTON, M.J. and McKNIGHT, C., 2006. Research students and the Loughborough institutional repository. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 38(4), pp.203-219.
Abstract: This paper investigates the potential role for research students in an institutional repository (IR). Face-to-face interviews with 34 research students at Loughborough University were carried out. Using a mixture of closed and open questions, the interviews explored the students’ experiences and opinions of publishing, open access and the proposed Loughborough repository. As both authors and readers, students were most interested in access to complete theses, postprints and conference papers. The ability to disseminate their work and receive feedback and commentary were the most important motivators to students depositing work in the IR, closely followed by the principle of open access. The greatest deterrents were the risk of being unable to publish elsewhere later, the ownership of copyright, and plagiarism. Appropriate recommendations are made for the implementation of an institutional repository.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science [© Sage]. The definitive version is available at: http://lis.sagepub.com/.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0961000606066572
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1000
ISSN: http://lis.sagepub.com/
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