International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

A study on researchers’ attitude towards depositing in institutional repositories of universities in Karnataka (India)

Manjunatha K1* and K. Thandavamoorthy2
  1Government First Grade College, Kyathanahally-571427, Mandya District, Karnataka, India. 2Periyar Maniammai University, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 February 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011



This paper explored researchers’ attitude towards deposit to open access institutional repositories as a mode of] scholarly publishing. The respondents were selected through stratified random sampling from a population of 1966 researchers from universities in Karnataka State with a response rate of 86.82%.  Data were analysed using the statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS). The study reveals that the majority of the science, technology and medicine scholars are aware of and positive towards deposit institutional repositories and arts. However, the humanities and social science researchers are found to have a low level awareness of the institutional repository but were interested in contributing their research work to the University Institutional Repository and have a positive attitude towards providing free access to scholarly research results of  their University.


Key words: Open access, scholarly publishing, self-archiving, institutional repositories.