Western Research Repository: Home

Supporting Websites

Author Rights

Scholarly resource sharing

These are links to resources that are not strictly repositories, but include aspects of scholarly communication. Many include aspects of social media.

Marisa Ramirez WWU Campus Presentation

Repository Statement

The Western Research Repository is a proposed digital center to preserve and disseminate the research and scholarship of the Western community.  This repository would make Western's scholarly output globally accessible from a single online location.

Opportunities and Objectives

  • Demonstrate our value as a public institution to the community, region and state.
  • Assist faculty with tenure and promotion by providing access to their scholarship and research.
  • Satisfy government mandates to make federally funded research available to the public.
  • Foster visibility of Western’s research and scholarship nationally and internationally.
  • Facilitate scholarly communication, exchange of knowledge and faculty student collaboration.

Repository Content Possibilities

  • Previously published articles
  • Unpublished materials such as conference presentations
  • Data sets
  • Western journals
  • Teaching portfolios
  • Music
  • Images
  • University publications

Online Articles

ARL: A bimonthly report: special double issue on university publishing. (2007). no. 252/253

Bell, Suzanne; Foster, Nancy Fried; Gibbons, Susan. (2005). Reference librarians and the success of institutional repositories. Reference Services Review 33(3), 283-290

Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0, on the website of UCLA’s Digital Humanities & Media Studies

Hahn, Karla L. Talk about talking about new models of scholarly communication. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 11(1)

Howard, Jennifer. Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in Scholarship  Chronicle of Higher Education. (2010)  June 13, 2010.

Johnson, Richard K. (2002). Institutional repositories: Partnering with faculty to enhance scholarly communication. D-Lib Magazine, 8(11)

Kirchner, Joy. (2009). Scholarly communications: planning for the integration of liaison librarian roles. Research Library Issues 265, 22-28

Royster, Paul. (2007). Publishing original content in an institutional repository. Serials Review

Schulenburger, David. (2008). Keynote, SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting

Walters, Tyler O. (2007). Reinventing the library-how repositories are causing librarians to rethink their professional roles. portal: Libraries and the Academy 7(2), 213–225

Taskforce Contacts

Taskforce Members

Jeanne Armstrong
(360) 650-7667

Margaret Fast
(360) 650-3174

Robert Lopresti
(360) 650-3342

Peter Smith
(360) 650-3175