An institutional repository (IR) is an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of research created by a society, university, or other organization. In other words, an institutional repository is a type of infrastructure or "house" for digital materials.
At the University of Delaware, we use our institutional repository to collect and preserve the scholarly outputs of our faculty, staff, and students.
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The University of Delaware Library Institutional Repository, UDSpace, is a digital library system powered by DSpace software to collect, preserve, and distribute the intellectual output of University of Delaware faculty, staff, and students in digital formats.
In 2015, the University of Delaware Faculty Senate unanimously passed the Faculty Senate Open Access Resolution (FSOAR), in recognition of the university's commitment to disseminating published research and scholarship as widely as possible. This resolution has made it possible for the University of Delaware Library to preserve faculty publications in UDSpace.
UDSpace consists of University of Delaware original research in digital form, including articles, working papers, technical reports, conference papers, images, data sets, and more.
The institutional repository accepts submissions from University of Delaware faculty, students, and staff, for digital archiving. To learn more about submitting content in UDSpace, please visit here.