About the University of Lethbridge Institutional Repository

Definition
Purpose
Selection and Inclusion Guidelines
Instructions for Adding Materials (Unassisted)
Adding Materials (Library Assisted)
University of Lethbridge DSpace Institutional Repository

Definition

An institutional repository (IR) is a digital collection of an organization's intellectual output. Institutional repositories centralize, preserve, and make accessible the knowledge generated by academic institutions. IRs also form part of a larger global system of repositories, which are indexed in a standardized way, and searchable using one interface, providing the foundation for a new and innovative service.

Purpose

The University of Lethbridge Library Institutional Repository supports and advances the mission of the University of Lethbridge which is to “cultivate a community that fosters intellectual exchange, creativity, originality, and discovery” (University of Lethbridge Strategic Plan, 2003-2008).

The goal of the University of Lethbridge Library Institutional Repository (DSpace) is to preserve and provide access to the intellectual capital of the University of Lethbridge -- specifically, significant resources created by members of the University of Lethbridge community and important to all Albertans. This includes, but is not limited to: original research, learning modules, lecture/research notes, teaching materials, graduate student research projects, theses, dissertations, and archival materials. Artistic creations originating in the University of Lethbridge community also constitute an important part of the collection.

University members are eligible to engage in self-archiving of their digitally-born materials within the institutional repository. Self-archiving assistance is provided by the University Library.

Selection and Inclusion Guidelines

Adding Materials (Unassisted)

The Library is no longer offering an Unassisted Method for adding materials to the repository.

Adding Materials (Library Assisted)

If you are a University of Lethbridge faculty member or graduate student and would like to make available your publications through the Institutional Repository (IR), please send an email message to: library.irepository@uleth.ca. Include your name, faculty, department, contact information and a listing of suggested research-related publications.

Library staff will review suggested publications for copyright compliance, availability of electronic formats, and any embargo restrictions. Once complete, Library staff will contact you to obtain and/or create electronic versions of suggested research-related publications. Items will then be catalogued and uploaded to the IR on your behalf.



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 Content Revised: December 3, 2014


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