Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto - OCS, 15th INTERNATIONAL ISKO CONFERENCE

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Agnes Hajdu Barat

Last modified: 2017-12-18



This paper studies the influence of Open Access effort to institutional repositories. It summarizes basic endeavours of different types of Open Access from the scientific and general viewpoints.


This paper considers causes and methods of establishing institutional repositories from KO aspects. There are two major types of possibilities:

- Repositories of universities and institutions

- E-journals with OS initiatives.

I mention university policies related to the publication in OA journals, depositing in an OA repository, particularly their own ones in the introduction. I will study the usability and possibilities of information retrieval and problems related to knowledge organization in these systems.



This paper investigates different types of Open Access. I would like to introduce some international initiatives, including Budapest Open Access Initiative and points the role of OS in scholarly communication. My papers would like to show some experiments to interlink the local and international institutional full text repositories – particularly the ones at universities, central databases and IFLA Library repository.  My viewpoint comes from three sides: from researchers, university lecturers and libraries also. First of all this study focuses how content-based retrieval works, including structure, keywords, knowledge organization definitions and explanations of the retrieval attributes in respected repositories.


There is a time for paradigm shift related to scholarly publication and publishing. The community of researcher and academic area can get back anything and lose other ones in this digital word. The libraries would respond their obligations related to the information and content services, what they couldn’t do it in the last time because the price of scholarly journals increased very high. [Bánhegyi 2003]


I will present and compare the solution of knowledge organization in three repositories:

  1. Eötvös Loránd University's Digital Institutional Repository (EDIT)

EDIT is a storage of documents and archives of the oldest and biggest university in Hungary. Within the categories users can search and browse in collections. I will describe the structure and solutions of the information retrieval.

Search term categories in EDIT:

A/Subjects related Research and Developing

1 Health Science

2 Humanities

3 Natural Science

4 Formal Science

5 Social Science

6 Engineering


B/Types of Science

  1. Agriculture, Agronomics
  2. Humanities
  3. Theology
  4. Engineering
  5. Art Science
  6. Medicine
  7. Social Science
  8. Natural Science


C/ Keywords

  1. Business and Innovation
  2. Sciences


  1. HUNOR

There are a few initiatives for creating institutional repositories in the country. The federation of Hungarian repositories is HUNOR – HUNgarian Open Repositories.


The HUNOR consortium was established in 2008 by the 7 libraries of Hungarian higher education institutions and the Library of Hungarian Academy of Sciences to advance national Open Access practices. Current members are 24 institutions. Repositories of HUNOR consortium have different KO solutions and I will research the common and different features of systems.


The members of HUNOR are dedicated to promote Hungarian research both nationally and internationally and to achieve effective dissemination of scientific outputs through the implementation of national infrastructure of Open Access repositories. HUNOR is coordinated by the National and University Library of the University of Debrecen. [HUNOR leaflet, 2012]



  1. IFLA Library

The IFLA Library pulls together IFLA's (International Federation of Library Associations) digital resources in a convenient single online location for ease of accessibility, search and browsing. It has been launched in summer 2013 with the IFLA World Library and Information Congress papers, and will continue to grow with the addition of existing and new resources. There are currently 1564 papers in this repository [http://library.ifla.org/] This repository uses the topical search term categories what is based on sections and JITA system. [http://eprints.rclis.org/cgi/search/advanced] JITA a classification schema of Library and Information Science. It is used by E-LIS for indexing and searching. Currently JITA is available in 38 languages including Hungarian and it is also accessible as Linked Open Data. [http://aims.fao.org/vest-registry/vocabularies/jita-classification-system-library-and-information-science]




Summarizing the international OA initiatives, specially the “Ten years on from the Budapest Open Access Initiative” and its visions and recommendations for the next ten years, case studies from the Hungarian and international practices of OA repositories, the study is an applicable research, analyzing facts and will be done by comparative method.


This paper explains, why and how to use content-based retrieval. It covers the overview and benefits of content-based retrieval and how works in these repositories, including definitions and explanations.


Main results and conclusions:

I will analyze repositories from aspects of Knowledge Organization and will point at the consequences of lack or unsatisfactory value of classification and incompletion of information retrieval system.


Just one case from the research in DEA (University of Debrecen Electronic Archive) Repository – it is the flagship of Hungarian repositories which is maintained by the University and National Library in Debrecen ‒ is the following:

The most interesting point is the browsing by subjects. I found some discrepancies in DEA:

  1. Verbal and substantive forms of the same concepts
  2. Same concept with different letters and denomination
  3. Mixing different terminologies, languages (Hungarian, English, Latin, Greek, etc.)

We will have more and more repositories with increasing collections in the future e-society.  Open Access will bring many positive changes concerning the accessibility, but the principal conclusions consider the search in repositories: the problem is that the KO system hasn’t been harmonic and standardized in the repositories, yet.



Bálint, Ágnes-Karácsony, Györgyi: HUNOR : Hungarian Open Repository. Poster. 2008.


Bánhegyi, Zsolt: Nyílt Hozzáférés Kezdeményezés (Open Access Initiative) – Kitekintés és körkép. = Tudományos Műszaki Tájékoztatás, 50. évf. 2003. 6-7.sz.  [2017.09.20]



Budapest Open Access Initiative.  Budapest, 2002. [2017.09.20]



DEA homepage. Repositories of University of Szeged. [2017.09.20]



HUNOR leaflet. 2012. [2017.09.20]



IFLA Library homepage. [2017.09.20] http://library.ifla.org


IFLA Statement on Open Access – clarifying IFLA’s position  and strategy. 2011. [2017.09.20]