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Goodwin College Flagship Collections

Goodwin Institutional Repository

FAQs

What is an Institutional Repository (IR)?

An institutional repository (IR) is an online archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution. IRs help ensure that this intellectual work is preserved and available to the public. It may include research journal articles, before (preprints) and after (postprints) undergoing peer-review, and digital versions of theses and dissertations, but it might also include other digital assets generated by normal academic life, such as administrative documents and also special collections.

How do I find items in the Goodwin College Institutional Repository?

The Goodwin College Institutional Repository can be searched though the library catalog under the "Goodwin College Flagship Collection."

Why should I submit my work to the IR?

Once published in the IR, your work will be:

  • More discoverable by search engines such as Google, Google Scholar, and Bing
  • Hosted on a secure server and given a persistent URL to ensure long-term access
  • Freely accessible to the public, including researchers around the world who may have limited access to scholarly works
  • Part of a dynamic repository of Goodwin scholarship

How do know if I have the rights to publish my work in the IR?

The Hoffman Family Librarians will help determine your rights. The SHERPA / RoMEO database is a good place to start. Many publishers allow for institutional archiving (also called "Green Open Access") even when copyright has been signed over to the publisher.