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1 7 th Open Acces Conference 2nd - 3rd November 2009 Accra, Ghana Rodrigo Torréns Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

2 Content Institutional Repositories Open Acces Initiatives in Venezuela Institutional Repositories in Venezuela Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

3 Institutional Repositories (IIRR) Are a collection of services committed to capture, preserve and disseminate contents produced by knowledge communities. Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

4 Open Access Initiatives in Venezuela Number of institution that has signed Berlín Declaration in Venezuela: One (1) Universidad de Los Andes oa.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

5 Institutional Repositories in Venezuela Quantity of repositories and documents in ROAR directory: 7 Rep Docs. roar.eprints.org Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

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7 ULA, pionera en acceso abierto Título – xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Map of repositories location around the world

8 Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve Located in Mérida, Venezuela, South America Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

9 Where is Mérida, Venezuela? North of South America Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

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11 Initial motivation and ideas The need for alternatives to current (costly) models to scholarly and scientific communication The opportunity brought by modern Information and Communication Technologies C. Lynch, ARL, Association of Research Libraries Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

12 IR saber.ula.ve Created in documents #42 of the world, #1 Latinamerica (webometrics ranking) 62 Electronic Journals Using Dspace platform webometrics.info Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

13 Stages of development of RI SABER ULA: 1. Building up the infrastructure ( ) 2. Consolidating services ( ) 3. Users and institutional recognition ( ) 4. Enhancement of services ( ) Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

14 ULA, Venezuela The World ArXiv: Los Alamos Archive Dublin Core Metadata Standard OAI-PMH interoperability protocol saber.ula.ve 20 Journals in IR SABER OAI-PMH in SABER ULA 1 st institutional recognition to authors publishing in SABER ULA signs Berlin Declaration ULA Institutional mandate about open access publishing Institutional mandates about open access publishing all over the world Berlin Declaration and DOAJ Budapest OA, first version of Dspace platform for IR Open Access Timeline. ULA and the World

15 Acumulated documents in saber.ula.ve,

16 Simple strategies to to build the info-infrastructure of an IR... Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

17 Functions and main ingredients: Content Task Force Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

18 Selection of platforms: centralized vs. distributed platforms a unique tool vs. an integrated set of them new interoperability tools, its standards and trends Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

19 Most important factors surrounding IR operation: The organization of the services The publisher incentives the content recruitment strategies OA promoting policies Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

20 It is clear that the institutional repository is a very powerful idea that can serve as an engine of change for our institutions of higher education Clifford Lynch. "Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age" ARL, no. 226 (February 2003) Institutional Repository saber.ula.ve A testimonial perspective

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