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ScholarWorks@UMass Boston: Examples Pages

ScholarWorks at UMass Boston -- Examples

Examples from Other Institutions

Here are some specific ways student research is being showcased in an IR.

Undergraduate peer-reviewed journals (Example from Illinois Wesleyan University)

Undergraduate faculty-reviewed journal (Example from Utah State University)

Honors theses/projects by department (Example from Macalester College)

Electronic theses and dissertations (Example from the University of South Carolina)


Some institutions house non-academic content in the IR.

Alumni newsletters and magazines (Example from the University of Maryland School of Law)

Planning and development documents (Example from California Polytechnic State University)

Enrollment data, projections and reports (Example from The University of Tennessee)

The IR has been used to electronically publish original academic content that frequently lacks a home elsewhere.

Print journals transitioning to digital publication (Example from McMaster University)

eJournals (born-digital) (Example from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Conferences, symposia and colloquia (Example from the LibTech Conference)

Books and University Press publications (Example from The Purdue University Press)


Libraries are engaging stakeholders with the IR by providing a variety of value-added services.

Reporting tools for faculty and administrators

Publishing services (marketing support, obtaining ISSN, etc.)

Peer review software

ePortfolios/personal publication pages (Example from Boise State University)

Copyright checking and negotiating agreements

Mediated deposits (to IR and/or to PubMed Central)

Some IRs are beginning to capture community-based content, often created by faculty off-campus, or by unaffiliated scholars who belong to the larger research community.

Collaborating with regional agencies/not-for-profits to create content (Example from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst Cranberry Station)

A collection of research created by institutionally-affiliated and -unaffiliated scholars (i.e. subject archive) (Example from Cornell University ILR School)

Non-academic faculty output created off-campus (Example from Georgetown University School of Law)

Commencement addresses, lectures and papers by non-affiliated scholars made on campus (Example from The University of Georgia School of Law)


Source: bepress 2011 Repository Trends Survey

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