About the Repository
DigitalCommons@UConn is a digital repository of the intellectual output of the University of Connecticut's faculty, staff, and students. It can accommodate virtually any publication, presentation, or production in electronic format. DigitalCommons@UConn represents a way for the UConn community to organize, store and preserve its research in a single unified location. It is made available through Digital Commons software, licensed by the University of Connecticut Libraries and powered by the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress).
After a successful one-year pilot, DigitalCommons@UConn is now open to the entire University, including the regional campuses, and the Health Center and Law School. If you are interested in submitting material to DigitalCommons@UConn, please contact Betsy Pittman.
About Institutional Repositories
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.
Institutional repositories are a part of the larger open access movement, which aims to provide free access to research over the Internet. Information about the open access movement and scholarly communication issues in general can be found at the UConn Libraries' web site on scholarly communication.
For more information on institutional repositories see The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper, from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
Any author publishing work in DigitalCommons@UConn must either have copyright for the work or the permission of the copyright holder to publish in the IR. Authors retain copyright for submissions, assuming they own it. For details on copyright issues, see the Copyright Guidelines section of our "For Authors" page. The UConn Libraries maintain an extensive site on copyright issues.
For More Information
For more information on institutional repositories and adding material, contact your library subject liaison (find out who that is here).
To view a list of other institutional repositories using bepress technology, please visit http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/institutions.html).