Comparative study of institutional repositories on women’s studies
The Proposal by Dr. Sarika Sawant, Assistant ProfessorSHPT School of Library Science, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
Introduction to IR Benefits of IR to Institution Objectives of the proposal Research Methodology Population Data collection steps Scope and limitations Outcomes
An institutional repository is a digital archive of the intellectual product created by the faculty, research staff, and students of an institution and accessible to end users both within and outside of the institution, with few if any barriers to access.
Institutionally defined; Scholarly; Cumulative and perpetual; and Open and interoperable (Crow, 2002)
A means of increasing visibility and prestige The centralisation and storage of all types of institutional output, including unpublished or ‘grey’ literature Support for learning and teaching Standardisation of institutional records
The aim of the present study to examine institutional repositories on women studies developed in India and Canada. The objectives are as follows: To identify institutional repositories in Canada and in India on women’s studies To know types and number of documents on women’s studies which is part of collection in identified repositories To identify different areas of women’s studies covered by repositories To know the use of standard controlled vocabulary in the generation of metadata of such documents
To identify software used in developing IR To know month and year when repositories became available to authorised users for submission and searching. To know that documents are submitted by users or by the library To identify whether repository developers encourage students, researchers and teachers of women’s studies to contribute
Research Methodology• Survey research method• Data collection tool will be web questionnaire: which will be created with the help of software provided by surveymonkey.com
Search Directories/Literature CASSIR Engines Archives Population Educational/ Open Source Research Blogs software Mailing lists institutes websites websites
Data Collection Steps Developing questionnaire Identifying survey software Designing / setting up web survey questionnaire Pre-testing of the web questionnaire Pilot StudyChanges incorporated in questionnaire after pilot study Data Collection ction Data Analysis
Institutional repositories which are in the planning as well as testing phase will be excluded from the study. The Cross institutional repositories such as DSpace @ INFLIBNET by INFLIBNET are not considered for the study. Also Subject repositories will be considered for the study. Institutional repositories which are not in working phase / condition
Report of the findings Database of Institutional repositories on women’s studies Useful for Women’s Studies Center More…..
Crow, R. (2002). The case for institutional repositories: a SPARC position paper. Retrieved May 19, 2004, from http://www.arl.org/sparc/IR/IR_Final_Release _102.pdf