BCIT Library installed an Institutional Repository platform in April 2013, now named the BCIT Institutional Repository. This repository is a place to bring together scholarly work, historic materials, published works, student projects and research from the BCIT Community and to collaborate on the growing body of research, and serve public materials to the wider world via Open Access.
Anyone at BCIT may contribute to the BCIT Institutional Repository. Please contact Elizabeth_Padilla@bcit.ca if you are interested in submitting to the BCIT institutional repository.
This guide provides information and resources for using best practices in methods to produce digital scholarly and research resources.
Digital Scholarship includes copyright, digital curation, digital preservation, digital repository, metadata, open access, research data management and other research and communication practices.
Steps involved in creating digital scholarly resources:
1. Understanding how my institution deals with research data, electronic files, access and preservation of digital files and maintenance of digital records.
2. Build a case for Research Data Management and gather support. Current practice and expected demand. Partner with research stakeholders.
3. Establish institution's RDM policy and strategy, in order to provide guideance and support.
4. Ensure that researchers are aware of support, through training and advocacy.
5. Provice researchers with easy to use, secure, and safe data storage.
6. Make it easy for others to find and cite research data.
7. Keep up with Digital Scholarship technologies, practices, tools and projects.