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Institutional Repository

The University of Calgary Institutional Repository, known as DSpace, is a digital archive of the university's intellectual output. Established and maintained by Libraries and Cultural Resources, DSpace serves to manage, preserve and make available the academic works of faculty, graduate students and research groups. The collection includes faculty publications, masters and doctoral theses, and research output from across Southern Alberta. DSpace is updated regularly, with new works added on a continuous basis.

Read about the benefits of participating in DSpace.

Learn how to use the Institutional Repository in compliance with funding requirements.

View the Institutional Repository’s policies.

Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
The University of Calgary Institutional Repository is OAI compatible. OAI protocol provides free access to all of the metadata in DSpace. This access is available for search engines, aggregators, portals and web-based services that wish to harvest, index and search the metadata.

Contact for technical specifications.

Copyright Information
A copyright license, added at the time of submission, covers each publication in the repository. Submitters can choose the standard University of Calgary DSpace license or they can create their own Creative Commons license. Copyright owners retain copyright over works in DSpace.

Further Reading
Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite (pdf)
Association of Research Libraries

For more information, contact:
Kathryn Ranjit, MLIS
Interim Manager, Repository Services and Digitization
Libraries and Cultural Resources
phone: 403.220.7215