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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Digital Scholarship at The University of the South

Information and policies concerning digital files and preservation.

What is Sewanee's DSpace?

The University of the South DSpace Digital Repository is a campus service and resource designed to preserve and disseminate in digital form the scholarly output of Sewanee faculty, students, and staff.

The University of the South DSpace Digital Repository will reflect the University's excellence, support the rapid dissemination of research, foster understanding and appreciation of the value of undergraduate and graduate research, learning, and teaching, and ensure future, persistent, and reliable access to these intellectual assets.

The Repository aims to capture emerging unpublished scholarship and creative works of Sewanee authors/creators and to preserve and disseminate previously published works in a manner consistent with copyright law.

Author/creator submissions to DSpace may consist of works including conference papers and presentations, working papers, white papers, technical reports, awarded student researdch, musical compositions, art, performances, books, and journal articles.

In addition to the works of Sewanee authors/creators, the repository hosts selected archival materials, generated by administrative and academic departments that document the history and intellectual life of Sewanee.  The repository also contains digital collections created from the University Archival holdings to support teaching and research.

What is DSpace?

DSpace is the application of choice for digital repositories. Developed by MIT and Hewlett-Packard and now sustained by the DuraSpace Foundation and a global community of developers and users, DSpace allows you to manage, access, share and preserve digital content of virtually any format - texts, images, audio, digital video, data sets and more.

DSpace is used by nearly 800 institutions worldwide because it is distributed without a licensing fee, reliable, customizable and flexible.

Sewanee's instance of DSpace includes  student, faculty, and university publications.

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