Galala University Institutional Repository
Galala university institutional repository (GUIR) is the official digital repository of scholarly and research information of the department. This is to enable the effective dissemination of GU researchers' in-house and external publications for free and online. The repository uses DSpace, an open source software, developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. It is an Open Archives Initiative (OAI)-compliant.
Initially, the repository shall contain preprints, full-texts or abstracts of journal articles, books and conference proceedings written by GU scientists and researchers. The aim is to promote these publications especially those published in international peer-reviewed journals and generate higher citation through increased visibility.
In the future, GUIR will expand its collection to include images, presentations, audios, and videos among others.
- The objectives of the repository are:
- Provide reliable means for GU researchers to store, preserve and share their research outputs and
- Provide easy access and international cooperation increase the visibility of GUIR scientific publications.
GUIR also aims to encourage GU researchers for self-archiving and submitting pre-prints from which metadata will be screened and approved by the library staff.