The IRI-Scotland project (http://www.iriscotland.lib.ed.ac.uk/) carried out a series of online questionnaires in 2006 to assess the attitudes towards open access and institutional repositories within the higher education community in Scotland. In total, three questionnaires were targeted at different stakeholder groups within the community - academic authors, technical staff responsible for repository development, and senior management from academic libraries.
For logistical reasons the first survey was undertaken during two different time periods and was aimed at academic authors from the following higher education institutions in Scotland; Abertay University, Dundee University , Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot Watt University, Robert Gordon University, St Andrews University, Stirling University, Strathclyde University, University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, and University of Paisley. Library or Information services staff arranged for an email to be sent to as many research staff as possible from the target community.
We present here anonymous data from the two parts of the academic author survey in comma separated value format.
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