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Open Scholarship Toolkit

Institutional Repositories

An institutional repository is a collection of research and creative works by people affiliated with that institution. Typically, such a repository may include faculty and researcher articles, presentations, reports, and working papers. In other words, anything that is appropriate to a researcher's CV and for which copyright and author agreements allow inclusion of the content. Institutional repositories are non-commercial, but do not primarily include preprints, so they are not considered a preprint repository. The content is well indexed with records shared to increase the ease of finding content and preserved, so are different than an institutional website or an author's homepage.

Pre-Print Servers

Preprint servers are publicly available online archives that host and distribute preprints.