volume 66, issue 6/7, P535-548 2017
DOI: 10.1108/lr-03-2017-0021
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Ncamsile Nombulelo Dlamini, Maritha Snyman

Abstract: Purpose Access to appropriate scholarly information can play a positive role in the development of African countries. Institutional repositories (IRs) have the potential to enhance access and sharing of research-based information generated in Africa. Developing IRs is a consequence of the internet’s fundamental influence on the availability and distribution of scholarly information. IRs were instituted to optimise open access of scholarly information that can be freely distributed on the internet. The percept…

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