Welcome to this Libguide for Wits researchers and other staff who publish scholarly works. You are invited to place copies of your published articles, research reports, conference papers, books, etc. on WIReDSpace.
Many publishers allow copies of pre-prints (working papers), postprints (final, peer-reviewed edited version sent to publisher for publishing) and some even the publishers' final PDF version to be loaded onto institutional repositories. WIReDSpace is the Research Archive of Wits University which opens up research to the rest of the word on an Open Access platform. Please peruse this LibGuide for information about WIReDSpace and its benefits. Thereafter, please contact your Faculty Librarian or the Copyright Services Librarian (Denise Nicholson x71929 - firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss setting up a Community on WIReDSpace and for training on WIReDSpace so that you can load your publications. You can check SHERPA/ROMEO website to see what your publishers' copyright policies are in this regard.
On 9 November 2012, Wits signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, which committed Wits academics to following an open access route of scholarly communication, which includes depositing copies of their scholarly works in WIReDSpace.