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What is the Angelo State University Digital Repository (ASUDR)?

ASUDR is where you can post papers, data sets, speeches, and more! Researchers use search engines, social media, and library search to find what you post. Watch this video for a brief overview of ASUDR.

Why do we have ASUDR and how does it benefit me?

ASUDR helps you share research that complements journals and is built for the modern web (see Lynch, 2003). You can measure your work’s impact using the Metrics Toolkit. Through our service, you can maintain your copyright, keep sharing simple, comply with funding rules, and preserve your research and workflow for the long-term.

Open access to preprints, postprints, and data from ASUDR may give you:

  • broader impact,
  • a citation advantage (see Ottaviani, 2016), and
  • chances for early teamwork (Duke & Porter, 2013).

How do I use ASUDR?

Faculty are free to submit their research, and may sponsor students. Staff work with the Digital Repository librarian for their submissions.

Send your CV to the Digital Repository librarian and save time! The DR librarian can check for papers to share through our service. Please keep agreements from your journal and book publishers if possible. You may prevent sharing your research for a time. Materials can be embargoed for six months, one, two, or five years. To renew an embargo and for more details, please review the library’s policy on ASUDR.

Please consider posting work in any of the formats listed below. They have been identified by the Library of Congress as the best available formats for long-term preservation and accessibility, as detailed in their current Recommended Formats Statement.

Format types
Text Data Images Audio Videos
.pdf
.xml
.epub
.csv
.tsv
.xml
.json
.sqlite
.tif
.png
.jpg
.bmp
.gif
.wav
.mp3
.mp4

Before posting research, please ponder the following (adapted from A. J. Boston at Murray State University):

  • Did I create it while employed or enrolled at ASU?
  • Do I consider it a contribution to my field?
  • Am I the copyright holder?
  • Do I have permission to share it?

If so, let’s post it! The Digital Repository librarian usually does this for you, but we also have “do-it-yourself” directions.

References

Duke, C. S., & Porter, J. H. (2013). The ethics of data sharing and reuse in biology. Bioscience, 63(6), 483-489. https://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2013.63.6.10

Lynch, C. A. (2003). Institutional repositories: Essential infrastructure for scholarship in the digital age. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3(2), pp. 327-336. Retrieved from http://muse.jhu.edu.easydb.angelo.edu/article/42865

Ottaviani, J. (2016). The post-embargo open access citation advantage: It exists (probably), it’s modest (usually), and the rich get richer (of course). PloS ONE, 11(8), 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159614

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