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A census of OA repositories in the Netherlands

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The major OA repositories in the Netherlands are aggregated by Narcis. As such Narcis offers a tool to compare OA repositories in the Netherlands. Comparing deposit rates of OA repositories with actual reported figures for article output, shows that deposit rates vary between 7% at three universities to 40% for the VU in Asterdam. The Dutch average for universities of 22% of the peer reviwed article output to be available in OA. For PhD theses higher figures are obtained. These vary between 51% for Leiden and 100% (some even higher, due to differences in reporting units) The average being well in the 80%.

 OA deposits per publication year 2006-2010

Articles, PhD theses and reports are the mainstay of the deposits. Very few repositories collect other type of scholarly output other than these three mentioned except for Wageningen UR.
 
Read more on http://wowter.net/2012/02/10/a-census-of-open-access-repositories-in-the-netherlands/