Informational flows in cooperative repositories: considerations about some experiences in academic institutions in Latin America

This paper, of a descriptive/exploratory nature, conducts an analysis of a series of cooperative repositories belonging to academic institutions of Latin America, focusing on the importance of cooperation as a long-standing practice amongst libraries. Many of these have become leaders or key partici...

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Main Authors: Corda, Mar?a Cecilia, Vi?as, Mariela
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/eciencias/article/view/17282
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/12580
Summary: This paper, of a descriptive/exploratory nature, conducts an analysis of a series of cooperative repositories belonging to academic institutions of Latin America, focusing on the importance of cooperation as a long-standing practice amongst libraries. Many of these have become leaders or key participants both in the implementation and in the development of repositories at their respective institutions. This paper studies the informational flows underpinning such repositories in order to understand how these are shaped and developed in the context of academic institutions of a certain size and complexity, through an analysis of documentation. Emphasis is placed on the informational flow models as detected in these cooperative repositories, and on how their uniqueness favors the visibility and dissemination of existing academic and scientific knowledge in digital format.