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Open Access and Scholarly Communication: Institutional Repositories

What is an Insitutional Repository?

Institutional Repositories are the primary means for collecting and displaying open access materials of a university's scholarship. Institutional (also refererred to as Digital) Repositories are becoming increasingly common at research institutions, as they primarily seek to collect research and publications done by scholars at the institution. Many repositories are Open Access in nature.  The following sources will enable to you learn more about Institutional Repositories, what they do and what purpose they may serve in relation to Scholarly Communication.

Digital Scholarship has compiled an extensive bibliography to learn more about Institutional Repositories.
 
Open DOAR - Directory of Open Access Repositories is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories
 
Registry of Open Repositories (ROAR) is an international directory of Open Access repositories.
 
SHERPA is an open access institutional repository.

Adelphi Digital Commons

Adelphi University is implementing Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers. Adelphi Digital Commons repository will showcase the breadth of scholarship produced at here - everything from faculty papers, student scholarship, and electronic theses and dissertations to open-access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs.

Scholarly material and special collections in Adelphi Digital Commons are highly discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines. Additionally, articles in Digital Commons repositories are indexed in the Digital Commons Network, a free discovery tool for full text scholarly articles used by researchers worldwide. The content promotes successful promotion and tenure, future collaborations, and grant opportunities.  

Visit Adelphi Digital Commons for further information.