About the Utah Valley University Institutional Repository

Share your research with the rest of the world!

UVU Library has created an Institutional Repository, where scholarly and creative works by UVU students, staff, and faculty can be posted online in a stable, centralized location, and accessed freely by all!

An Institutional Repository is:
  • A long-term, centralized digital archive containing scholarly or artistic work produced by the members of a particular institution, such as faculty, staff and students
  • It collects unpublished articles, presentations, and, and student theses, both undergraduate and graduate
  • It can also preserve newsletters, meeting minutes, or campus publications

How Will UVU's Institutional Repository Benefit You?

You Can Share Your Research and Access Others' Research

There are stable, permanent links to the works, indexed by Google and other search engines. Research has shown that open access articles are cited more frequently.

Information is Free

The traditional publishing model places information behind price and access barriers. IRs make it freely available. Providing open access to research can enhance the profile of an institution, and its faculty and students. Students can get their research noticed and accessed, adding value to resumes and graduate school applications.

The UVU Institutional Repository consists of:
  • Faculty and Staff Collections (Scholars' Open Archive, using bepress' SelectedWorks)
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Theses
We highly encourage faculty, staff, and students to submit scholarly and creative works.

How Can You Contribute Content to the Institutional Repository?

The requirements are simple: submit an electronic copy of the paper or presentation, and a completed and signed permission form (which states that the author allows the material to be posted on the web).

Institutional Repository Copyright Guidelines

The right to download or print any of the pages of the materials posted on the Institutional Repository is granted by the copyright owner only for personal or classroom use. The author retains all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership. Any reproduction or editing by any means mechanical or electrical without the express written permission of the copyright owner is strictly prohibited. Please email Catherine McIntyre, UVU Archivist & Digital Librarian, at mcintyca@uvu.edu with any questions.

Contact Us

Sutherland Archives
Catherine McIntyre
(801) 863-8821 or (801) 863-7066
LI 302, MS #145
George Sutherland Archive