Monday, 25 July 2016

The Digital Repository | Libraries | Colorado State University


The Digital Repository

What is the Digital Repository?

The CSU Digital Repository provides
an open access showcase of research, scholarship, and creative works of
Colorado State University faculty, students, and academic staff.

The purpose of the Digital Repository is to promote and make
accessible the intellectual output of the University to local, national,
and international communities. This will maximize impact for individual
CSU researchers and highlight the research profile of the University.

Why use the Digital Repository?

  • Increased dissemination and impact of your research:  A
    digital repository provides high visibility and increased access to
    your research. The descriptive information about your deposited work
    will be indexed and crawled by Google and other search engines. 

  • Increased citation of your research:  Research
    suggests that open access to online articles may increase citation
    impact by 50-250%, depending on discipline, specialty, and year.

  • Visibility:  Presentation and promotion of your individual and department’s research.

  • Persistence:  A digital repository provides permanent URLs to your digital research.

  • Preservation:  The Libraries aim to preserve your digital content for long term access and use in the CSU Digital Repository.

  • Copyright control:  Because control of intellectual
    property has specific legal implications, every situation is unique. In
    some cases, you may retain control and ownership of your research and
    creative works. Even if the work has already been published, many
    publishers will allow you to deposit it in a digital repository.

  • Maintain the scholarly record:  A digital
    repository provides the infrastructure to collect, preserve, and manage
    access to this important part of the University’s scholarly record, thus
    continuing the long term tradition of archives and libraries.

What can go into the Digital Repository?

For faculty:

  • Pre-prints and other works in progress, peer-reviewed articles,
    research papers, working papers, technical reports, conference papers

  • Multimedia, videos, teaching materials, learning objects

  • Data sets (scientific, demographic, GPS, survey data, etc.) and other ancillary research material

  • Web-based presentations, exhibits, etc.

For students:

  • Theses and dissertations

  • Projects and portfolios

  • Awarded research

  • Performances and recitals

For more information, read CSU Digital Repository Policies and Guidelines.


Daniel Draper, Digital Services Librarian, or 970-491-52

The Digital Repository | Libraries | Colorado State University

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