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on Jun 14, 2011
(This paper is poster session's abstract of Open Repositories 2011). https://conferences.tdl.org/or/OR2011/OR2011main/paper/view/362 Open Access Week indicated the potential of the Open Access Movement by reaching a large number of current users of Open Access Journals and Institutional Repositories (IRs). The main focus of this study is to highlight the importance of self-archiving as a form of “iR” for individuals as opposed to IR for institutions. Thus, we focus on MyOpenArchive, which has been developed through the efforts of several individuals. MyOpenArchive is an Open Access Repository for researchers who need to undertake self-archiving. Within the first 3 years of its launch, MyOpenArchive has attracted 393 users and received 210 posts from individuals. First, we should note that different types of research have been archived using MyOpenArchive. Among these posts, as many as 95% are private studies (so-called gray literature). Moreover, 83% of these posts are licensed under a Creative Commons License. Users of MyOpenArchive thus seem to understand the usefulness of the degital right management. Based on these facts, we can safely assume that iR can meet the demands of a large number of users who need open resources and licenses.