Comparison of Digital Archives from the Point of Sustainability

Sümeyye Akça, Zehra Taşkın, Monika Berać


Digital repositories applications have been proliferated recently throughout the world as a result of open access policies. In order to gain more efficient these attempts, it really important to meet requirements for creating well-designed archives. One of the most significant requirements of digital repositories is sustainability. The main aim of this study is to assess three selected digital archives which are e-prints in library & information Science (E-LIS), Digital Archive of Hacettepe University Department of Information Management (PDAHU) and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Institutional Repository of University of Zagreb (DARHIV) in terms of sustainability by using the framework of Research Libraries Group (Research Libraries Group, 2002). We analyzed these three digital libraries under the six titles which are important issues for persistence of institutional repositories. Findings reveal that E-LIS is well structured digital repository rather than PDAHU and DARHIV. At the same time, all of these three digital repositories should increase their deposit activity in order to gain more efficiency on sustainability.

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