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Economic Development needs Science Science needs Access to Research A1982 UNESCO report states that " assimilation of scientific and technological information is an essential precondition for progress in developing countries ". Information traditionally shared via publication in peer reviewed journals . . . BUT THERE ARE PROBLEMS
Are IRs being used? Are they making a difference? 16197 183012 15941 17954 Total Usage in 2007 331 120598 175 1029 Usage from Sth Africa 3581 25392 12664 8926 Usage from UK 9354 27609 1032 5022 Usage from India 2931 10413 2070 2977 Usage from Canada 7635 808 5052 666 No. of records in IR Full text downloads during 2007 2004-5* Indian Inst of Science Rhodes e-Research Repository (Sth Africa) University of Strathclyde (UK) University of Otago (NZ) Institutional Repository
Usage map of IR of Universidad do Los Andes, Venezuela
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science, NIH, 6 of 7 UK Research Councils, National Research Council Canada, Australian Research Council, European Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Stanford Faculty of Education, Southampton University, Howard Hughes . . . . .
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