An institutional repository (IR) is a publicly accessible archive where the work published by authors affiliated with the university is available online. According to the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR), there are over 1,700 repositories around the world. While English predominates, 56 languages are represented including Portuguese. Soon to be counted is the first repository from Mozambique, which achieved its public launch in November 2009.
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