The rise of the Internet and increasing journal prices helped pave the way for the open access movement. Now the rise of networked communication and the associated metrics can provide more advantages for researchers to use their institutions’ repositories for open access versions of their research papers.
We recently wrote a paper showing that using metrics with an institutional repository can increase compliance with institutional mandates. We call this the “carrot” approach.
You can download this paper Open Access IRs and Modern Metrics.