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Researcher e-Visibility: Share Your Research in the Institutional Repository

This guide assists researchers with creating and maintaining an online presence in different ways e.g. creating researcher identifiers i.e.ORCID and by using Social Media tools.

Share your research in the Institutional Repository

The WIReDSpace institutional repository makes your research freely and broadly available to a worldwide audience (open access); it uses technology (DSpace) and metadata standards (Dublin Core Metadata) to ensure your works are more findable and visible on the Internet.  The Library takes care to archive and preserve your works for future generations.

Works that qualify for deposit in WIReDSpace may also include materials such as:

  • chapters of books,
  • working papers, technical reports, journal article preprints or postprints or publishers PDF,
  • conference presentations
  • and proceedings, and peer reviewed journal reprints, submitted in copyright compliance as required.

Add Previously Published Work to WIReDSpace

To get started with WIReDSpace, do the following:

  • Update your CV / list of publications.
  • Send your CV / list of publications to your  librarian for your school with a note indicating that you would like to add your publications to WIReDSpace, copyright permitting.

Your librarian will do the following:

  • We will review your list of publications where the publisher permits authors to post the final "version of record" online. For these publications, we will submit your work in a collection created for your school.
  • We will ensure compliance with publisher policies by checking Sherpa RoMEO and publisher websites or by contacting publishers directly. Note that we encourage you to use these methods as well before posting to sites like ResearchGate.
  • We will send you a list of publications where submissions online are permitted but only for a particular version of the work e.g. post-print (usually the copy of the article after peer review but before final layout and branding). A complete citation to the original article will be added to the record.

At this point, you can do the following:

  • Send any copies of post-prints that you would like to add to the repository to your librarian.
  • Check usage statistics of your work in WIReDSpace. Download and page view statistics are available at any time.
  • When you publish, send us a note and we'll lay out options for posting your work after publication.