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Volume 6, Number 1 / April issue 2020
Duha Hassan Alsereihy
Cloud repositories and their role in enriching Arab intellectual production
Abstract

Access to knowledge is an essential requirement for all aspects of human development. The technological development of information and the bursting of data and information across the Internet have led to the emergence of the importance of cloud computing and digital repositories that work to save data and information in all its different forms using computers and networks. This rapid development not only affected the size of data and information and methods of archiving, but also led to the emergence of different types of repositories. Thus, and in view of the importance of the subject of technologies for storing large digital data, this paper aims at achieving a major goal which is to enrich the specialized Arab intellectual production within the emergence of cloud repositories and the related concepts. Moreover, the paper seeks to achieve an important sub goal that is to identify the concepts of digital library, digital repository and institutional repository and highlight their goals, advantages and challenges and the most prominent digital repository systems. This is achieved through answering the study question that deals with the knowledge of cloud repositories and related terms and how important they are to institutions and individuals. The study depends on the critical and theoretical review and analysis of intellectual production. The researcher followed the documentary review method and content analysis to follow terms such as digital library, digital repository, institutional repository and digital repository systems.
The paper came out with several results through a review of intellectual production in this field including:
▪ The existence of an expulsive relationship between the availability of business and its ease of access and the frequency of quotes for scientific research.
▪ The existence of an institutional repository that encourages the institution employees to enrich the repository and raise the shares of the parent institution.
▪ The design of the repository portal has great importance especially if it is user friendly.
The researcher concluded that there is a need to consider all society sections and to work to establish a repository that serves people with special needs through investment in technology since we live in an era of technology and information. The study recommends the necessity to enrich intellectual production by creating cloud repositories that serve the category of the people with special needs. In addition, the study stresses the need to create a cloud repository for every university, government institution, and sector accompanied with policies to provide access as we live in an era of big data and digital transformation.
Keywords: Digital repositories, cloud warehouses, cloud computing, institutional digital repositories, warehouse construction, warehouse software, digital libraries

Cite this article:
Duha Hassan Alsereihy. Cloud repositories and their role in enriching Arab intellectual production. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 6(1)2020, 38-62.


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