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The Repository at St. Cloud State University

The Repository
The Repository at St. Cloud State University provides permanent, organized, and indexed digital storage for scholarly and creative output of the University.  Content included in The Repository has been selected and deposited by or upon recommendations of individual faculty, campus departments, and the University Library and University Archives.  All contents of the open access Repository are indexed in Google Scholar and LibSearch, licensed under a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual license for access to and distribution of deposited content.
Readership Map
How Do I Contribute to the Repository?
1. Create an account.
2. Faculty: check here for your department's faculty publications.
   Students with theses or dissertations: click on All Graduate Culminating Projects to contact administrators.
   If you want to publish a journal, an anthology, newsletters, conference proceedings, or any other serial publication in the Repository, please contact our IR team.
Why Contribute to the Repository?
Why contribute to The Repository at St. Cloud State University?
  • Increased visibility: Works placed in the Repository are more easily discovered. The Repository expands access to your content, making it available through common Internet search engines and other academic search portals, providing wider distribution of your scholarly or creative productions. No pay walls block content.
  • Permanence: The Repository makes the scholarship of SCSU students and faculty available in one stable location online, and provides a stable URL to your content so your scholarship or creative work can be found and cited.
  • Archiving: The Repository provides a single digital archive of your work and relieves you or your department of the need to manage and upgrade digital files to keep up with technology.
  • E-Publishing: The Repository facilitates management of electronic journals, newsletters, and conferences.  For example: Linguistic Portfolios and Survive & Thrive
  • Grant requirements: Submitting your work to The Repository can help fulfill the data-sharing expectations of some grants.
Explore works in 132 disciplines
Explore works in 132 disciplines
What to Contribute to The Repository?
The Repository accepts all forms of faculty and student scholarship and creative works in digital format. As of August 2020, a new collection development policy is in-progress.
Copyright and Creative Commons
Submitting your work to The Repository does not change your copyright or ownership - the author owns the copyright. All contents of the Repository are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 to prohibit plagiarism. By depositing content, creators affirm the submission does not infringe upon anyone else's copyright and that they have the right to grant the rights contained in the license. Visit Creative Commons for a quick cheat sheet.

As part of the initial publication contract, a publisher will often grant a right to deposit after a standard embargo period. If an author is unsure of their rights with a journal or publisher, they can check this at the SHERPA RoMEO web site. The Library will provide assistance on using and interpreting SHERPA RoMEO information when needed or contacting a publisher or journal directly.

Requests for commercial use of materials found in The Repository received by the IR team will be referred to the creator.

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