Institutional RepositoriesWhere to Keep Your Work:
AN INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY (IR) GIVES YOUR papers a URL that will never break, allowing others to access—and cite—your work over time, without the barriers of proprietary journal. Repositories not only allow broad access to your pre- and post-printed articles via search engines such as Google, but also provide a place to deposit a wide variety of other materials: course lessons, multimedia presentations, photographic collections, etc.
Insitutional repositories can also set access to your work to the level of control that you desire. Institutions can build repositories for themselves or, because creation and maintenance costs can be high, share in consortial arrangements with other institutions. SCU is exploring both directions to “house” its scholars’ works.
- Institutional Repositories: Partnering with Faculty to Enhance Scholarly Communication by SPARC’s Richard Johnson
- University of California’s eScholarship Repository