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Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University: Using the Institutional Repository

Learn more about DePauw's institutional repository, such as how to add your research, what types of materials you can share, and the impact on open access scholarship

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Access Scholarly and Creative Works by DePauw University

Visit our Institutional Repository to start sharing your works or to access freely available research from DePauw faculty and students. 


Interested in hearing real-life examples of how sharing research openly has impacted science and society? Visit "100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access." 


Grateful acknowledgement is made to Amie Freeman from the University of South Carolina for permission to borrow ideas and copy from her LibGuide, Scholar Commons: Using the Institutional Repository

Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University

Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University (SCW) is the Institutional Repository of DePauw University. Hosted by the DePauw Libraries, SCW allows researchers to archive and share their scholarly output such as theses, journal articles, book chapters, presentations, and conference papers.

DePauw faculty Open Access Policy states that: Each faculty member will, henceforth, retain – where feasible and appropriate – copyright privileges with respect to his or her scholarly articles. Whenever possible, faculty authors will negotiate open-access agreements with scholarly publishers. Whenever and wherever faculty authors negotiate open access agreements with a publisher, said authors will henceforth grant to DePauw University special permission to make available his or her scholarly articles in the university's institutional repository. Read more in the faculty handbook here.

Institutional Repository

Sharing your work openly allows anyone, anywhere to access your research, even if they don't have access to paywalled content through a personal or library subscription. Making quality research freely available helps to advance science and society

Using Scholarly and Creative Works by DePauw University can benefit researchers by:

  • Enhancing the visibility of research by making it more discoverable to:
    • Peers and possible collaborators
    • Administrators and recruiters
    • Grant funders
    • Journalists
    • Policy-makers
    • Practitioners
  • Providing impact tools to analyze and measure the reach of scholarly research
  • Assisting with grant compliance
  • Providing a professional profile highlighting faculty research
  • Increasing cross-disciplinary connections

SCW can benefit administrators by:

  • Showcasing departmental or institutional scholarly output to a worldwide audience
  • Supporting student endeavors
  • Increasing discoverability for faculty expertise
  • Strengthening recruiting
  • Providing a secure location to archive newsletters, programs, and other accomplishments