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Wits Institutional Repository (WIReDSpace): WIREDSPACE Contacts

This Guide provides information and resources about institutional repositories and Wits Institutional Repository on DSpace (WIREDSPACE). It provides guidelines on depositing in and accessing material from WIREDSPACE, as well as OA and OER Resources.



  1. Setting up a Collection/Community, training and loading material onto WIREDSPACE - Contact your Faculty Librarian. He/she is the person responsible for administering specific Collections in your Faculty/School. 
  2. Promotion of WIREDSPACE to Faculties/Schools  – Ms. Nondumiso Sinyenyeko-Sayo
  3. Presentations/workshops on Open Access, WIREDSPACE, Related Copyright Issues and Predatory Publishing Practices – Mrs. Denise Nicholson -
  4. Technical matters regarding WIREDSPACE – Mr. Charl Roberts  or Mr. Lewatle Phaladi
  5. Embargoes or Removal of ETDs on WIREDSPACE - Contact Faculty Office first, which should then instruct the Library in writing as to why the item needs to be embargoed (suppressed for a length of time) or removed completely from open access. 
  6. Removal of publications on WIREDSPACE - Contact your Faculty Librarian first