Comparison of content policies for institutional repositories in Australia

http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_4/sale/

“This short paper analyses their content and shows that a requirement to deposit research output into a repository coupled with effective author support policies works in Australia and delivers high levels of content. Voluntary deposit policies do not, regardless of any author support by the university.”

Kind of says it all. Or does it? A lot of people interpret the lessons of Web 2.0 to be “only services which allow people to do what they already want to do (and don’t make them do stuff they don’t want to do) will be successful.” This seems fine to a point, but isn’t it possible that sometimes there do need to be behaviour changes? Or is it that any solution that requires coercion to get behaviour changes hasn’t found the right value proposition for its users? – SWL

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Comparison of content policies for institutional repositories in Australia

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