Open Educational Resources (OERs) are part of a larger conversation about scholarly communication. We want to help students have access to knowledge and high quality educational materials at a managable price. If you create or modify your own OER, it can be included and shared in the Institutional Repository.
Learn more: Open Educational Resources Guide
If you have questions about Mosaic, including issues related to author rights, copyright, open access, submitting content, or journal publishing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with any librarian.
Institutional Repository (n.) :
“a digital archive of the intellectual product created by the faculty, research staff, and students of an institution and accessible to end users both within and outside of the institution, with few if any barriers to access.”
As the Messiah College Institutional Repository is being built, please check out some examples:
Text, images, audio, video, datasets, and more can be included in the repository regardless of file size or file type. This can include, but is not solely limited to:
Previously Published Material-after permission is obtained from publisher (Green Open Access)
Supporting or teaching material
Expanded access – publish in peer-reviewed journal AND rights-free version in Institutional Repository
Increased visibility – searchable via Google and Google Scholar to global audience, providing opportunities for greater impact and knowledge exchange
Awareness of author rights options at time of publisher contract with author
Increased readership and citation of works, with regular download reports to authors
Long term preservation, organization, access and distribution of quality content
Serves to reduce plagiarism – the chance that plagiarism is detected is much higher; detected in Turn-it-in
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