Archiving Your Scholarship
Archiving your scholarly output can increase the visibility and help assure the permanence of your work. The quickest and easiest way for UB Scholars to archive their work is to deposit it in the UBIR:
–The UBIR, hosted by the UB Libraries, collects, preserves, and distributes UB's research and scholarship, including full-text articles, full-text reports, audio mp3 files, images, and video clips. UB faculty, staff and students may deposit their work for free here!
Where can I quickly learn the basics of how archiving scholarship works?
What other options are there for archiving?
OpenDOAR serves as the main directory for subject repositories. A sampling of prominent Subject Repositories includes:
- arXiv.org e-Print Archive [Sciences]
- CiteSeer [Computer Science]
- PhilSci Archive [Philosophy of Science]
- PubMed Central [Medicine]
- Social Science Research Network – SSRN [All Social Sciences]
How do I know if I am allowed to archive my work?
The majority of journal publishers permit authors to archive either a pre-print or a post-print of their article.
provides summaries of the archiving permissions typically given to authors as a part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreements.
How can the UB Libraries help with archiving your work?
If you have questions about archiving your scholarship, please contact Mark Ludwig, Director, Research Systems Development & Scholarly Communications Officer.
Last Updated: 10/30/2012