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There are several benefits of ePrints@IISc repository.

  • ePrints@IISc enhances the professional visibility of the faculty, and raises the prestige of the Institute.
  • Open access repositories like ePrints@IISc lower access barriers and offer the widest possible dissemination of a scholar's work.
  • Research has demonstrated that open access online articles have appreciably higher citation rates than traditionally published articles. 1
  • Serves to establish priority of ideas and intellectual property, i.e. registering the work with a date stamp and identifier.
  • The centralized system manages and presents the research output of the Institute in an organized fashion.
  • Serves to demonstrate the breadth and depth of research output.
  • Students can easily access faculty papers via ePrints@IISc.
  • Preserves and provides long-term access to the scholars' research output.
  • OAI and the "Google"-ing of research - publications in ePrints@IISc can be immediately found in global indexing and search services.

1Steve Lawrence. 2001. "Online or invisible?" Nature 411 (6837):521. Available at: <http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access/Articles/lawrence.html>