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A Study on Current Scenario of Institutional Repositories among BRICS Countries

This paper is discussed about the current scenario of Institutional Repositories available in BRICS Countries. The relevant is collected from directory of OpenDOAR. Based on the data in Open DOAR, 242 repositories available in BRICS countries. Among the 242, 84(34.71%) repositories from Brazil, 39(16.12%) from China, 68(28.10%) repositories from India, 22(9.109%) repositories from Russia and 29(11.98%) repositories from South Africa. Among the 242 repositories, 168(69.42%) repositories are updated their status and records in the end of November 2014(regularly). Three repositories are not updated after 2011 but 15(6.20%) repositories are not specified.

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