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About USpace

USpace is the University of Utah's institutional repository. An institutional repository (IR) is a long-term digital archive containing scholarly or artistic work produced by the members of a particular institution. IRs function to collect and maintain intellectual products such as published journal articles (pre- and post- print), conference papers and proceedings, creative research, data sets, reports, theses and dissertations, and other scholarly endeavors and to offer open access to scholarly research to anyone in the world.

Institutional Repositories may be linked together or aggregated with one searchable interface based on subject interest, type of material, region, or other common factor. For example, the Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations collections include graduate work from around the world.


Our Mission

To collect, maintain, preserve, record, and provide access to the intellectual capital and output of the University of Utah, to reflect the University's excellence, and to share that work with others.

Services we offer

  • Copyright management
  • Manuscript submissions
  • Archival services
  • Unique reference URL
  • Open Access Alternatives

Copyright Permissions

Many items in USpace are licensed under a Creative Commons license. They will have a link to the Creative Commons license in the "Rights Management" field. Our most frequently used Creative Commons License reserves some rights to the authors and allows use that:

  • attributes the source
  • is non-commercial
  • any resulting work uses the same Creative Commons license.
    creative commons license

Our Platform

The OCLC product CONTENTdm is the software platform currently used to provide public access to USpace content. It is fully compliant with OAI-PMH version 2.0. Rosetta, a product of Ex Libris, will provide long-term management of USpace content and is based on the Open Archival Information System model and conforms to trusted digital repository requirements. Rosetta will facilitate the backing up of content at the University Data Center. 

Administrative Documents

[This section is in the process of revision and more content is forthcoming.]

Answers to Faculty Questions

J. Willard Marriott Library Digital Preservation Policy

 Last Modified 9/22/15