Location

KIPJ

Session Type

45-minute concurrent session

Start Date

30-4-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

30-4-2019 1:15 PM

Keywords

developing countries, regions, digital commons, institutional repository, access, open access, nebraska

Abstract

An analysis of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Nebraska) Digital Commons data revealed that developing countries comprise over 33 percent of all downloads and 57 percent of international downloads. This presentation will summarize the use of the Nebraska Digital Commons by countries in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa, the three regions where the most developing country downloads occurred. This summary includes the types of resources being downloaded and the types of organizations where the downloads occurred.

Discussion will focus on how further research can be conducted on whether such use of the Nebraska Digital Commons by users in developing regions is common among other institutional repositories. Furthermore, there will be discussion as to the implications of what types of resources are being accessed and what type of user is accessing them.

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Apr 30th, 12:30 PM Apr 30th, 1:15 PM

A Global Reach: Use of the Nebraska Digital Commons in Developing Regions

KIPJ

An analysis of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Nebraska) Digital Commons data revealed that developing countries comprise over 33 percent of all downloads and 57 percent of international downloads. This presentation will summarize the use of the Nebraska Digital Commons by countries in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa, the three regions where the most developing country downloads occurred. This summary includes the types of resources being downloaded and the types of organizations where the downloads occurred.

Discussion will focus on how further research can be conducted on whether such use of the Nebraska Digital Commons by users in developing regions is common among other institutional repositories. Furthermore, there will be discussion as to the implications of what types of resources are being accessed and what type of user is accessing them.