A study of Institutional Repository in Public Senior High School Libraries
This research employs literature review and questionnaire investigation to discuss the present status and perspective of Institutional Repositories (IR) in Taiwanese public senior high school library. In addition, on the basis of NTUR software, which is amended by National Taiwan University from Dspace, the researcher impelements an IR system in National Yang Ming Senior High School. According to the impelementation experience, a workflow for implementing IRs in public senior high school libraries are explicated. According to literature discussion, questionnaire analysis and after system operation, the following conclusions are drawn. IR is an organization-based (including senior high school) promoise and action to collect its comprehensive knowledge works. Through digitalization and centralized management, knowledge works of the organization can be permanently preserved, well organized, accessed, and distributed. More than 80% library directors of public senior high schools express that they have not planned IR yet. The main problems are lacks of manpower, budget and professional technique. More than 80% library directors of public senior high schools consider that IR is worth to implement. At least 70% library directors would like to implement IR if the issues on manpower, budget, technology, and policy can be settled. Public senior high school library directors consider that the most important content of IR is school history. A practical workflow for constructing IR for public high school libraries includes the following steps: (1) Determine repository content; (2) evaluate functionalities of IR systems; (3) evaluate manpower and budget; (4) frame policy and implementation schedule; (5) install and test the IR system; (6) on line and popularize. Finally according to this research conclusion, the suggestions to school libraries, educational administrative organization ands IR system functions are given.
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