Investigating the Elements of Institutional Repositories in the Iranian Universities and Developing a Conceptual Framework

Document Type : مقالات پژوهشی


Tarbiat Modares University


Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to provide a framework for institutional repository in Iran universities. To this end, this study described how to create an institutional repository and therefore aimed to explain the issues in that regard.
Methodology: This study was an applied-developmental research carried out through a descriptive research and observation tool. Four institutional repositories of Purdue University, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Imperial College London, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology were used.
Findings: Relying on the information from cases, we investigated every element of institutional repository separately and specified its range. Finally, based on the figure, the relationships between the elements were determined. The results of this model could be used in the context of Iran universities.


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