Journal Article A System for Paper Registration to Institutional Repositories

Baba, Kensuke  ,  Sakaguchi, Koji  ,  Koyanagi, Mayumi  ,  Minami, Toshiro

13 ( 5 )  , pp.763 - 769 , 2018-01-30 , Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
An institutional repository (IR) is a system for archiving digital research outputs such as scholarly papers. While using this system is a simple way to return the benefits of academic research to society, the number of papers currently archived in institutional repositories across the world is very small. We have, therefore, developed a system that can increase the number of papers archived in institutional repositories. The main aim of this system is to reduce the workload of researchers and librarians in paper registration for an IR by using external databases. As a result of our trial implementation and evaluation of the system, we found that its application resulted in a fourfold increase in the number of papers registered in a month without decreasing the working efficiency of the participating librarians. Moreover, by analyzing the log data for the system's implementation, we have acquired further knowledge related to researchers who need librarians' support in paper registration with an IR.

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