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
Spring 2019: Please send the Institutional Repository Manager any of the following:
As an author, you retain all copyright of your work. Materials in the repository are available for scholarly and research use only. You do not relinquish copyright when sharing their work in an institutional repository. The work is still yours to do with as you please. You may continue to revise it and even to submit it for publication in a journal.
Options for Creative Commons Licenses
You choose what combination is best for you. We recommend two options:
This lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as they credit the author(s) and license their new creations under the identical terms (More protective)
This lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. (More open)
Submitter and Institutional Rights to Take Down
Messiah College may remove my content from the repository without notice. Likewise, any submitter can notify Messiah in writing and request that their content be removed as soon as practical.
There are many benefits to contributing to the Institutional Repository
Academic Social Networking - Opportunities of an Institutional Repository
Research supervisors, professors, mentors, or advisors are responsible for:
Departments or Schools are responsible for:
Academic student or alumni works will only be published in the repository after this two step approval. The repository intends to exemplify the best scholarship and creative works produced by undergraduate and graduate students of Messiah College. Students will be notified by email from the IR manager with a decision regarding the status of their submission.