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Digital USFSP Overview

WHAT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY?

According to The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position PaperInstitutional Repositories "capture and preserve the intellectual output of a single or multi-university community," and

  • Expand access to research
  • Reassert control over scholarship by the academy
  • Increase competition and reduce the monopoly power of journals
  • Brings economic relief and heightened relevance to the institutions and libraries that support them.
  • Serve as a tangible indicator of a university's quality 
  • Demonstrate the scientific, societal and economic relevance of its research activities
  • Increase visibility, status and public value