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Online repository to provide open access to UWindsor research

A new service of the Leddy Library will begin to bring together in one place the work done by UWindsor scholars.

The institutional repository Scholarship at UWindsor is intended to showcase campus researchers by providing open access to a wide range of their scholarly and creative works. This could include copies of published articles where permitted, conference papers, presentations, theses, videos of talks, musical scores, images and more, says Dave Johnston, the librarian heading up the project.

“Since it is an open access repository, its contents will be freely available to anyone with access to the internet,” he says. “This enables the work of scholars from the University of Windsor to reach the broadest possible audience and helps to make publicly funded research more accessible to everyone.”

Now the repository requires the help of faculty members, he says.

“It’s no good for us to have a repository with no content,” says Johnston. “We need our researchers to participate to create the critical mass that will attract readership.”

Find more information about the Scholarship at UWindsor Institutional Repository—and how to contribute—on the Web site of the Leddy Library.

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