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What is repository.iit?

repository.iit is the Illinois Institute of Technology’s institutional repository. It is a digital archive for the research and creative output of the Illinois Institute of Technology community.

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Why use repository.iit?

  • It provides a single place for sharing the results of IIT's research and pedagogy.
  • It provides global awareness of IIT's scholarly output and research initiatives.
  • It provides long-term preservation (where appropriate) of all types of digital materials created by IIT's faculty, staff, and researchers.
  • It provides persistent URLs that can be dependably used for linking to publications, research data, and other digital content.

Who can use repository.iit?

Anyone can browse or search repository.iit. To download or access some items, you will need to create a repository.iit account. Some items in the repository can only be read or downloaded by IIT students, faculty, or staff.

How do I add items to repository.iit?

To deposit material in the repository, you must have an account, and be logged in with that account. Before beginning the deposit process, make sure you know the appropriate collection for your materials. You can browse a listing of communities and the collections they contain at repository.iit.edu/community-list. If you have any questions about which collection is the right one for your submission, or who will be able to see or download your content after it is submitted to a particular collection, email repository@iit.edu for more information.

  • Navigate to repository.iit.edu/submit.
  • Choose which collection you will be submitting to using the dropdown menu.
  • Describe your submission using the fields provided on the submission screen(s). The fields on the second submission screen are not mandatory.
  • Upload the file (or files) that make up your submission.
  • Review your submission to make sure that all of the information is correct.
  • Choose a Creative Commons license. More information about Creative Commons licenses can be found at creativecommons.org/licenses.
  • Read the release, and click the checkbox to indicate if you agree to the terms of the release. A submission cannot be completed without granting this release, but you can add to it using this form.
  • You will receive an email when your submission has been processed, or if any errors occur in the ingest process.

What can I deposit into repository.iit?

The IIT Digital Repository is for you to use for whatever you want, provided that:

  • it was produced, submitted, and/or sponsored by IIT faculty, students, researchers or staff.
  • it is in digital form.
  • it is scholarly, educational, and/or related to IIT.
  • it will be a permanent contribution to the repository.
  • it is ready for public dissemination.
  • you (or the author/copyright owner) are willing and able to grant IIT the right to preserve and distribute the work via repository.iit. The author/copyright holder retains copyright for all items submitted.

Some examples of the types of items that can be deposited are:

  • course materials, such as homework, solution sets, notes, video lectures, syllabi, etc
  • experimental or observational datasets
  • conference and symposia presentations and papers
  • lab notes and videos
  • article pre-prints and post-prints

IIT Digital Repository Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

The following provides general policies and guidelines about copyright and intellectual property in relationship to IIT's Digital Repository. If you have a question that you do not see answered here, please contact us at repository@iit.edu

If you hold copyright:

If you hold copyright for an item deposited in IIT's Digital Repository, you retain that copyright. All copyright holders must agree to a non-exclusive distribution and preservation license that allows us to disseminate the deposited work over the web and make copies of that work for preservation purposes. The copyright holder may distribute or formally publish his or her work in the same or different form without obtaining permission or notifying the Galvin Library staff. IIT's Digital Repository does not seek or claim copyright on any deposited works, nor does it seek revenue from deposited works. Authors who wish to consider setting conditions on re-use (outside of fair use) of their materials may select a Creative Commons license. Currently, all items in IIT's Digital Repository are considered under copyright with all rights reserved. If you do deposit this material into repository.iit, you must agree to the terms outlined in the Use & Release form: a non-exclusive distribution and preservation license specific to IIT's Digital Repository. This allows the Galvin Library to disseminate the deposited work over the web (via repository.iit.edu) and make copies of that work for preservation purposes.

If you signed copyright over to a third party (i.e., a publisher):

If you have signed over your copyright to a publisher or other third party, you may still be able to deposit that work into IIT's Digital Repository. More and more publishers, whether commercial or non-profit, will permit the deposit of a pre-print or a post-print online and include this permission into their copyright agreement with authors. If you would like to know what your particular publisher permits, visit the Sherpa/RoMEO Web site at www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/. There, you may search or browse for the name of your publisher or for the journal itself. If your publisher is not listed in the Sherpa database, IIT Digital Repository staff is happy to help you investigate this issue with your publisher. When you publish you can also negotiate to submit your work to IIT's Digital Repository. SPARC offers useful resources for authors on copyright issues at www.sparc.arl.org/theme/author-rights. If you have permission to deposit this material into an institutional repository, you must agree to IIT Digital Repository's non-exclusive distribution and preservation license. This allows us to disseminate the deposited work over the Web and make copies of that work for preservation purposes. If there are specific conditions that the copyright holder makes for the deposit of the material (for example, that it be embargoed for a specific period of time), you can select the date until which the material should be embargoed. Your content will not be accessible to the public until the embargo lift date occurs.

Useful Links

  • SPARC's Author Rights Resources Not sure what your rights are as an author? Confused by your publishing agreement? The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has put together a useful guide to help answer these questions.
  • SHERPA / RoMEO Search Not sure if your publisher allows you to submit content to IIT's Digital Repository? SHERPA/RoMEO is a database that can help you figure it out. You can search by journal title or publisher.
  • Creative Commons Licenses Not sure which Creative Commons license to select? Read about the six licenses that fall under Creative Commons to help you decide.