Increase competition and reduce the monopoly power of journals
Brings economic relief and heightened relevance to the institutions and libraries that support them.
Serve as a tangible indicator of a university's quality
Demonstrate the scientific, societal and economic relevance of its research activities
Increase visibility, status and public value
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Institutional Repositories: Hidden Treasures"The world's universities, museums, governments, and other organizations house treasures that have been hidden in archives, basements, attics, print formats, and a variety of storage devices. These treasures encompass scientific, technological, cultural, artistic, and historical materials generally unavailable to searchers and the public. Institutional repositories are now being created to manage, preserve, and maintain the digital assets, intellectual output, and histories of institutions. Librarians are taking leadership roles in planning and building these repositories, fulfilling their roles as experts in collecting, describing, preserving, and providing stewardship for documents and digital information."