Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Institutional Repositories Versus Learning Object Repositories, Challenges and the Way Forward for Higher Educational Institutions

  • Adeyinka TellaEmail author
  • Rotimi William Okunloye
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_233

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Introduction

The setting up of institutional repositories and learning object repositories in this digital age is part of the struggle of many higher educational institutions to achieve E-scholarship: a technology-enabled environment for the discovery, creation, and preservation of digital resources for purposes such as research, teaching, and learning. These repositories are believed to have great potential to address a number of pressing challenges of access, equity, quality, and productive scholarship in tertiary institutions.

However, while many institutions have shown the impact of growing IR content, many...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of IlorinIlorinNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Information ScienceUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Social Science EducationUniversity of IlorinIlorinNigeria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bill Davey
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia