Institutional repositories are digital collections of the output created within a university or research institution. Whilst the purposes of repositories may vary, in most cases they are established to provide Open Access to the institution’s research output.
In December 2015 the Academic Council approved an Open Access (OA) policy for Dundalk Institute of Technology. The policy is intended to make DkIT’s research output, in the form of published scholarly articles and conference proceedings, available to a wider public.
The policy strongly recommends that academic staff and researchers deposit their published work in the DkIT Open Access repository - STÓR.
STÓR not only showcases the work of DkIT researchers it also provides a sustainable platform for storage and preservation of the Institute’s research output.
Dr.Conor Brady (Department of Humanities) discusses the benefits of Open Access with Lorna O'Connor (Library).
Online archives containing works or data in a particular subject area. They accept work from scholars from any institution.
Well known Subject Repositories include:
Agricultural and Applied Economics
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
Computer and Information science
Biomedical from MEDLINE and Science
Research papers in Economics