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Open Access

Information about open access, self-archiving and repositories.

Self Archiving in an Institutional Repository - DalSpace

DalSpace, an initiative of the Dalhousie Libraries, is an institutional repository designed to house,  preserve and showcase the intellectual legacy of Dalhousie University.  DalSpace contains digital content related to the research and teaching of the faculty of Dalhousie University, as well as content related to the university’s academic mission and administration. This may include theses, journal articles, learning objects, images, and other relevant content.

Open content presently includes post-prints of research papers from Dalhousie based authors, the digitized "Proceedings of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science", the publications of the Institute of Public Affairs and the Atlantic Institute of Criminology, Dalhousie yearbooks, graduate theses and much more.

For further information, contact: Geoff Brown, Digital Scholarship Librarian: gsbrown@dal.ca

Benefits of an Institutional Repostory

  • Easy to use. Click a few buttons, fill in a few blanks and a document is uploaded. You can do it from any computer. Plus, you don’t have to worry about backups or maintenance. DalSpace does all that for you.
  • Discoverable.  DalSpace is Google friendly and your material will be picked up in Google search results within a matter of days after submission, making your content very discoverable.
  • Stable URLs. A fundamental role of libraries is to develop and maintain collections. DalSpace gives your papers an unbreakable URL. In 20 years and beyond, a citation to your paper giving the DalSpace link will still be live and get people to your paper.
  • Access Control. DalSpace is intended to be an open repository. However, we can remove your content from public view if you need to control access to specific documents for a finite period of time such as an embargo.

DalSpace vs. Academia.edu & ResearchGate