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PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository

PRISM is a digital archive of the university's intellectual output. Established and maintained by Libraries and Cultural Resources to manage, preserve and make available the academic works of faculty, students and research groups. The collection includes faculty publications, masters and doctoral theses, and research output from across Southern Alberta. PRISM is updated regularly, with new works added daily.

copyright license is added at the time of submission and covers each publication in the repository. When you submit, you can choose the standard University of Calgary PRISM license or you can create your own Creative Commons license. Copyright owners retain copyright over works in the repository.
Contact:, 403.220.7215

The Vault: University of Calgary Theses Repository

This repository is a digital archive of University of Calgary theses submitted after June 28, 2012.

Dataverse: University of Calgary Data Repository

Dataverse provides a mechanism of sharing research datasets, enabling scholars to easily deposit data, create data-specific metadata for searchability and publish their datasets. Multiple data files can be uploaded up to a size of 2GB each. Scholars have the options to assign Creative Commons licenses or create their own data use agreements or impose access requests. Each published dataset is assigned a permanent Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and usage metrics are tracked.
Contact:, 403-220-4966

Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

The University of Calgary Digital Repositories are OAI compatible. OAI protocol provides free access to all of the metadata in our repositories. This access is available for search engines, aggregators, portals and web-based services that wish to harvest, index and search the metadata.

Contact us for technical specifications.