This document is designed to give the reader an introduction to the key aspects of Open Access institutional repositories (IRs).Overviews and recommended readings are provided to answer the following questions:
What Is an Institutional Repository?
Why Should My Institution Have an IR?
What Is Self-Archiving?
Can Authors Legally Deposit Scholarly Articles in IRs?
Are IRs Widely Used?
How Can I Find Out What Institutional Repositories Exist?
What Software Is Used for Institutional Repositories?
Is It Difficult to Get Authors to Deposit Articles in IRs?