Visibility of institutional repository c

- Searchers need to find titles in the web
- IRs functionality – academic work holdings
- Research data well managed
- Procedure in place for IR Holdings
- Investment in local data management

- Motivate researchers to publish their work
- Visibility of titles in search engines
- Determine if academic work is visible and
- Open Access sought after goal
- Establish extent of the demand

Investigative Questions
- Is CPUT’s IR populated with academic titles?
- To what extent has the IR been used?
- Do searchers find IR webpage when using search engines?
- How is the research data submitted?

Expect to find that documents behind logon in IR are not
accessible via search engines
Will propose a method to improve their visibility


- Empirical work – determine the visibility of
documents in IR to well-known search engines

Vuyokazi Kiva

Moving towards sustainable Open

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