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What’s In It for Me? The advantages of using Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
Digital Repository @ Iowa State University is a full-text open access institutional repository. We collect, manage, provide access to and preserve the scholarly and creative output of Iowa State University. What exactly does this all mean? This educational bulletin outlines the purpose of the repository and explains the benefits to Iowa State’s scholars.

Will They Let Me Do That? A brief introduction to copyright and institutional repositoriesWill They Let Me Do That? A brief introduction to copyright and institutional repositories
Digital Repository @ Iowa State University was established to provide open access to scholarship produced by Iowa State University faculty, students and staff. Authors who wish to deposit their work in the repository need to be aware of how copyright affects their ability to distribute their work. This educational pamphlet is intended to give an overview of some of the copyright issues involved with the management of a digital repository and the steps Digital Repository @ Iowa State University is taking to adhere to copyright law.

preprintpostprintoffprint-thumbnailPre-Print, Post-Print or Offprint? A guide to publication versions, permissions and the digital repository
When depositing publications in Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, we are constrained by publishers’ policies. Each publisher has policies regarding copyright and authors’ rights that determine whether we are able to deposit a publication in the institutional repository and, if we are, what version of the publication we are able to deposit. This guide is designed to help authors understand the different versions of publications and where to find out what version(s), if any, they are allowed to deposit, or self-archive, in the repository.

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