BATES, M. ... et al (2007). Attitudes to the rights and rewards for author contributions to repositories for teaching and learning. ALT-J : research in learning technology, 15 (1), pp. 67-82
In the United Kingdom over the past few years there has been a dramatic growth of national and
regional repositories to collect and disseminate resources related to teaching and learning. Most
notable of these are the Joint Information Systems Committee’s Online Repository for [Learning
and Teaching] Materials as well as the Higher Education Academy’s subject specific resource databases.
Repositories in general can hold a range of materials not only related to teaching and learning,
but more recently the term ‘institutional repository’ is being used to describe a repository that has
been established to support open access to a university’s research output. This paper reports on a
survey conducted to gather the views of academics, support staff and managers on their past experiences
and future expectations of the use of repositories for teaching and learning. The survey
explored the rights and rewards associated with the deposit of materials into such repositories. The
findings suggest what could be considered to be an ‘ideal’ repository from the contributors’ perspective
and also outlines many of the concerns expressed by respondents in the survey.