DLA Collections – Faculty Archives in VTechWorks

 

VTechWorks, the institutional repository at Virginia Tech, has a collection where university employees can put their academic and creative works to preserve them and make them publicly available. Although the collection is called Faculty Archives, the repository is open for all Virginia Tech people.

We are actively encouraging submissions to this collection, and Nathan has conducted training sessions on how to use this feature of the repository. Each submitting person receives his or her own area in which to place papers, slide shows, video files, and other digital objects.

Self-submission of published papers to a repository is a good way to support open access. Even though not all journals are not open access journals, the majority of traditional journals now allow authors to deposit a preprint into a repository, even if the author has not specifically negotiated for that right.

Find our Faculty Archives collection here, and contact DLA for more information about getting your work into VTechWorks, the institutional repository for Virginia Tech.

Update: Rebecca Miller has created a video with instructions on how to register for VTechWorks submissions.

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