Enhancing Institutional Repositories (IR) in Ghana

Abstract: 

Academic and Research libraries in Ghana have difficulty accessing research work done in their institutions and in Ghana as a whole. This is a challenge in supporting teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. Therefore, an alternative solution can be to enhance the Open Access Institutional repositories (OA- IR). The technology is currently new in Ghana with only one university hosting it. This article provides an overview of the establishment of OA- IRs in Ghana, the challenges and making a case for key decision makers to consider ways in setting up and enhancing their institutional repositories.

 

Authors: 

Lamptey, Richard Bruce(Assistant Librarian, Main Library- phanerosis75@yahoo.com -0322060199)
Corletey, Abednego(Junior Systems Analyst, Main Library-cyber4ac@yahoo.com-0322060199)

 

Place of publication: 

Article published in IFLA publication volume 153, Open Access to STM Information Trends, Models and Strategies for Libraries Edited by Katsirikou, Anthi Berlin, Boston (DE GRUYTER SAUR) 2011

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