Reducing Psychological Resistance to Digital Repositories

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The potential value of digital repositories is dependent on the cooperation of scholars to deposit their work. Although many researchers have been resistant to submitting their work, the literature on digital repositories contains very little research on the psychology of resistance. This article looks at the psychological literature on resistance and explores what its implications might be for reducing the resistance of scholars to submit their work to digital repositories. Psychologists have devised many potentially useful strategies for reducing resistance that might be utilized to address the problem and this article examines them and how they might be applied
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-75
JournalInformation Technology and Libraries
StatePublished - Jun 2010


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