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Academia Journal of Educational Research  5(10): 297-305, October 2017
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2017.0936
ISSN 2315-7704
2017 Academia Publishing

Abstract

 

The Nigerian institutional repositories: Opportunities and barriers
 

Accepted 29th August, 2017

 
Johnson Adetunji Adeyemi1, Helen Duosakeh Appah1, Omolara Olufunmilayo Akinlade1 and Emilian Imuwahen Bribena2

1University Library, Bells University of Technology, P M B. 1015, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
2University Library, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State.


This paper reports on the Nigerian Institutional Repositories: Opportunities and barriers. To elicit the necessary information, a literature review of studies done on Institutional Repositories was carried out. Researcher’s personal experiences and observation methods were also employed in the course of this study. The paper gives an overview of Institutional Repositories in Nigeria. It highlighted opportunities in Institutional Repositories that institutions and scholars can exploit such as opening up output of an institution to a worldwide audience, boosting institution prestige, increasing the visibility and citation impact of institution scholarships and preserving the institution scholarship etc. Some of the issues identified in this which adversely militate against the development of Institutional Repository in the country are lack of awareness of open access Institutional Repositories, inadequate information and communication technology infrastructure, inadequate advocacy for open access, copyright issue, technological obsolescence and deterioration of media etc. This paper establishes that there are challenges militating against the Institutional Repositories in Nigeria which demands immediate attention. However, solutions are proffered, which can help in ameliorating the challenges raised.

Keywords: Institutional repository, open access, Nigeria, opportunities and barriers.
 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Cite this article as:

Adetunji JA, Appah HD, Akinlade OO, Bribena EI (2017). The Nigerian institutional repositories: Opportunities and barriers. Acad. J. Educ. Res. 5(10): 298-305

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