12.2% of Institutional Digital Repositories Have Established Their Own Peer Review Networks to Challenge Traditional For-profit Educational Publishers

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Primary Research Group Inc, has published Institutional Digital Repository Benchmarks, 2014 Edition, ISBN 978-157440-273-5. This 135 page international study of the digital repositories of universities and other research oriented organizations presents data from 35 digital repositories from the USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

Research universities in the sample had mean annual repository budgets of $200,000.

The study charts the growth of digital repositories and the move of some of them into early forms of academic publishing. Initially, most repositories were shoe-string operations funded with grants or tiny institutional budgets. While this is still true of many, those of many major research universities have mean budgets of $200,000 and often have hundreds of thousand of annual visitors downloading millions of items per year. Some repositories now have their own publishing operations and, in the sample, about 15% of repositories had an active epublishing program and the mean number of book titles published for this sample was more than 17 annually. Download a free excerpt and table of contents from the links provided.

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