KAINet has a National respository that a collections on all agricultural and livestock researck work done in Kenya.
For more information please visit Access to Online Kenya Agriculrural Infromation Respository.
Research repositories extend the traditional role of libraries to support research at all stages and preserve, manage, and provide access to many types of digital materials in a variety of formats.
Research Repositories Benefit Scholars and Researchers
Your research output includes not only published papers, but
- Conference papers and presentations
- Spreadsheets, and more.
A research repository allows you to preserve and manage the broad scope of items comprising your intellectual output, and, in doing so, complements your more traditional scholarly communication activities such as publishing in a peer-reviewed journal.
Research repositories also serve the university community by facilitating the collection and management of your departments work to more clearly demonstrate the full impact of the scholarship and research produced by its faculty, students, and staff.
Repositories support scholars and researchers in all disciplines by creating a permanent archive of their digital research output. The contents of digital repositories are backed up regularly and stored on secure servers. Also, repository staff comply with emerging standards for digital formats that support long-term access regardless of changes in popular software.
Repository staff provide guidance on how to describe the materials you deposit. You can provide keywords and copyright information, stipulate how materials can be reused, and create a record of your research work that will validate priority claims. The Web-based repository interface allows you to collect your digital research output in one location and efficiently share it with collaborators, colleagues, and funders.
Materials in online repositories are curated to enable search, discovery, and reuse. Items, or collections of items, have a permanent URI for citations. Also, citations for items that have the proper permissions are available for harvesting by subject-specific or region-based repositories. Repositories can help fulfill funder or journal.