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Open Access and Institutional Repositories: Institutional Repositories

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What are Institutional Repositories?

Institutional repositories serve to collect, archive and distribute the body of knowledge of an institution. By utilizing the power of open access, institutional repositories are able to disseminate its contents for free to a global audience. The resources listed here can be used to find materials that will aid you in your own scholarly endeavors. Faculty who would like to be included in USC's digital repository, Scholar Commons, should contact Natalia Bowdoin (, x3492) and Adriane Cordula Fox ( for assistance. 

Importance of Institutional Repositiories