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. This paper defines Institutional Repositories and argues their merits within an academic institution.
Your inclusion of published journal articles in the institutional repository is an extension of your copyright to the work. This site lists publishers' blanket policies, and you can search for a particular journal here.
Digital Commons @ Georgia Law is the school of law's institutional repository. As a Digital Commons project, our IR highlights university scholarship of various types (working papers, journal articles, dissertations and theses, etc.).
Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. - See more at: SPARC
SSRN (Social Science Research Network) supports the Open Access movement. All scholars may submit papers for free, and author-submitted content is downloadable at no charge by users world-wide. - See more at: SSRN
Addressing Open Access Concerns
The following videos help explain and illustrate what open access is and why it has gained increasing importance and popularity with academics in our ever evolving digital age.
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