As Wikipedia puts it, "An institutional repository is an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution." Institutional Repositories are widely used by universities and other institutions to to make scholarly works freely accessible.
A few examples of works appropriate for an IR:
If you would like to archive your scholarly publications in CSUSB ScholarWorks, you have two options.
You can upload files yourself, as described in the How-To section of this guide.
Or, you can send us your CV. We'll check on the copyright policies of your publishers, and we'll upload for you. Please be aware we may need to ask you for your "Accepted Manuscript" files!
Ask us if you are interested in any of these!
In addition to preserving works created by members of the CSUSB community, ScholarWorks provides a platform for digitized collection materials from Pfau Library’s University Archives & Special Collections, including significant local publications or other historical or archival content.
Librarian Stacy Magedanz and Web Developer Claudia Tristan are the general administrators for our campus ScholarWorks site.
Contact us at email@example.com
Many journal publishers now have "self-archiving" policies that allow authors to post a version of their article in an institutional repository.
Typically, this version is the "Accepted Manuscript," (AM) meaning, your manuscript version of article, post-peer-review, with all corrections and revisions made. Contrast this with the "Version of Record," (VOR) which is the final PDF as published at the journal's web site.
Some publishers require a time delay before the AM can be posted, and others do not. Nearly all require a reference and link back to the VOR.
CSUSB ScholarWorks administrators will check on the copyright status of your item, and include any necessary publisher acknowledgements, before clearing it to post.
If you're interested in your publisher's policies, check here: