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Scholars' Bank — UO's Institutional Repository

Scholars' Bank is an open-access digital archive for the scholarly output of the University of Oregon community. Its mission is to preserve and make more widely available the intellectual output of the University of Oregon's faculty, staff, and students. It also serves as an archive of historical and other materials that support the University's academic mission.

The archive has the following characteristics:

  • Authors select scholarly works to deposit in the archive. Authors are responsible for ensuring that deposit of works does not violate copyright laws. Examples of deposits include:
    • electronic theses and dissertations
    • capstone or terminal projects
    • data sets
    • articles or post-prints of published materials (when permitted)
    • pre-prints and working papers
    • conference papers or presentations
    • course lectures or other course material
    • research materials supporting scholarly publications
  • Authors retain copyright over deposited materials (unless they sign it away to a third party)
  • Electronic files of any type or size will be accepted, although files exceeding 50 MB in size must be pre-approved by the Scholars' Bank Manager
  • Authors who submit their own works are able to choose the terms they want to describe their works
  • Indexing is mapped to international standards so that the materials in the archive can be routinely found by international search engines ("google it") and harvesters, such as OAIster
  • Access to the full text of materials is open (for the majority of materials)
  • Accepted materials will be preserved and migrated to newer formats, as needed
  • No materials will be removed without the authors' knowledge

If you have any questions, check Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Scholars' Bank Manager ( or 541-346-1961) for assistance. Scholars' Bank is maintained through the Digital Scholarship Center.

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