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Archiving Your Scholarship

The UB Libraries can provide assistance with sustainable, long-term, online preservation of your work (articles, data, and other scholarly output).

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:

UB Institutional Repository (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!

What other options are there for archiving?


OpenDOAR serves as the main directory for subject repositories. A sampling of prominent Subject Repositories includes:

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.

Sherpa Romeo

Provides summaries of the archiving permissions typically given to authors as a part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreements.