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Title: Digital preservation policies of the institutional repositories at Brazilian Federal Universities
Authors: Silva Júnior, Laerte Pereira da 
Borges, Maria Manuel 
Keywords: Brazil; Digital preservation policy; Institutional repositories; OpenDOAR
Issue Date: 2017
Serial title, monograph or event: The Electronic Library
Volume: 35
Issue: 2
Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to verify the implementation of digital preservation policies at the institutional repositories (IRs) of Brazilian Federal Universities. Design/methodology/approach The methodology used involved the verification of the information available in the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) and on the websites of the IRs, to confirm the existence of published digital preservation policies. In this study, a sample of the 26 IRs of Brazilian Federal Universities registered with OpenDOAR, which represents 68 per cent of these repositories, was used. Findings The main conclusion is that the IRs of these universities do not have any published digital preservation policies, even though some repositories state their intention of preserving digital material in their institutional information policy. Originality/value The stakeholders of IRs need to implement a programme to guide their activities to preserve digital materials in the long term. In fact, similar to examples worldwide, this programme should take the form of an institutional commitment outlined in a digital preservation policy. IRs at Brazilian Federal Universities still have a long way to go to guarantee access to digital materials in the long term.
DOI: 10.1108/EL-09-2015-0170
Rights: embargoedAccess
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