Online Repositories Reviews
Online repositories are created to highlight the research and work that is conducted by universities, educational institutions, non profits, government agencies, researchers, libraries, corporations and others. The repository enables these organizations to make their scientific content available to the public and distribute it efficiently without overburdening the local technical staff. The online repository functions as an archive that is able to store digital materials on a long-term basis. It is easily accessible to anyone with internet access.
To save the data in the repository, the organization must set up rules and guidelines for how the information can be accessed and at what level of privacy is needed. The institution must also create an instrument to check the integrity of the information and check whether it does not infringe on any copyrights. Additionally the online repository needs to be able to function with tools and technologies that are able to perform various functions like data aggregation and indexing, linking and searchability.
According to the research of Henderson (2008) and Matkin (2002) The reason for establishing the faculty research repository is mostly related to sharing, accessibility and discovery of collections of LOs, projects and projects that are created within the context of a university. A faculty repository should have a solid marketing strategy to make the community aware of its benefits and the existence.
There are many benefits to the online repository of a faculty member. The data can easily be reused and shared with other researchers, and utilized for teaching or learning. This can reduce future costs. Additionally, the information can be accessed at any moment since it is accessible on the repository, saving time and effort for it. Moreover, the work is freely accessible which makes it more visible and increases its credibility.