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BCIT Institutional Repository
BCIT Institutional Repository
BCIT Institutional Repository supports scholarly, historic, and digitization projects initiated by the Library and Achives at BCIT.
Open Access and Repository Resources
Examples of Scholarly Repositories
DSpace @ MIT
A growing collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, 35,000+ theses and more.
eScholarship, University of California
eScholarship's open access publishing platform and its core research tools are powered primarily by California Digital Library developed technologies.
RoMEO is a searchable database of publisher's policies regarding the self- archiving of journal articles on the web and in Open Access repositories.
Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Scholars Portal - Scholars GeoPortal
Canada’s first certified Trustworthy Digital Repository. Scholars GeoPortal is a geospatial data discovery tool.
University of British Columbia cIRcle
University of British Columbia cIRcle is an open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by the UBC community and its partners It uses DSpace, an open-source system. This is UBC's Thesis repository.
Simon Fraser University Summit
Summit is the Simon Fraser University research repository, a place to bring together selected scholarship and research of SFU and to promote this work to the wider world.
Dryad hosts research data underlying Ecology scientific and medical publications. Dryad is built upon the open-source DSpace repository software.
SDR - Stanford Digital Repository
Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) is Stanford University Libraries' digital preservation system.The SDR 2.0 design has two primary layers: the Application Layer and the Storage Layer. Open source Fedora repository software is used as the administrative datastore.
Repositories for Scholarly Work
Institutional repositories have been established in academic and research libraries. University based institutional repositories manage, disseminate and preserve where appropriate, digital materials created by the institution and its community members. They also organize and access these materials. A survey conducted by the Coalition for Networked Information (CN1) and (United States Higher Education Institutions, 2005) found that research libraries have taken on a leadership role in both policy formulation and operational deployment roles for institutional repositories at research universities. In the Latter’s survey, 88% of the respondents indicated that the library had the sole responsibility. The roles of libraries in institutional repositories as follows:
- Academic libraries retain responsibility for managing and archiving traditionally published print materials.
- Library programmes and budgets will have to support faculty open access publishing activities in order for libraries to remain relevant in this constituency.
- For libraries with organizational imperative to invest in the future, institutional repositories offer a compelling response.
- Libraries are best suited to provide much of the document preparation expertise (document format control, archival standards etc) to help authors contribute their research to institution’s repository.
- Libraries can most effectively provide much of the expertise in terms of metadata tagging, authority controls and the other content management requirement that increases access to and usability of the data.
Digital Projects Librarian / Archivist