http://soar.wichita.edu Collection Highlights:
U n i v e r s i t y
Biology, Women’s Studies
L i b r a r i e s
Mathematics & Statistics
University faculty, students, and
research staff: we invite you to Psychology, Political Science,
publish, re‐publish, or store your Articles; Books; Individual Faculty Pages Introducing
works, lectures, or data in SOAR.
Graduate School An Institutional Repository
How You Benefit Theses and Dissertations (2005—)
GRASP: Proceedings (4 volumes)
Your works will be easier to
find: SOAR is indexed by Google,
Yahoo, and other search engines
Shocker Open Access
Lambda Alpha Journal (1969—) Repository
Your works will be cited Museum of Anthropology
much more: Studies show an http://soar.wichita.edu
Collection of Southwest Indian Pottery
impressive increase of citation
for works open for Web searches. (Over 100 digital images)
Your works will be safe in
SOAR: No more broken URLs, no Shocker Scholar Bibliography Series
problems with servers or software SOAR current statistics: 1,123 titles
For more information contact:
Dr. Susan Matveyeva
Assistant Professor & Cataloging &
Institutional Repository Librarian
University Libraries, Campus Box 68
What is SOAR? What type of content may be submitted
SOAR is an institutional repository that
provides a stable and secure digital
People from all over the world read WSU faculty & students
environment for the University intellectual Scholarly, educational, or related content, ready work in SOAR. Each dot is a computer connected to SOAR.
output. for public distribution and not ephemeral :
• Articles (pre‐prints and post‐prints) What about copyright?
Why is SOAR important?
• Books and book chapters Authors retain copyright. Libraries asks
This digital database serves dual functions: • Journals authors’ permission to place their work to
(1) distribution of University intellectual product • Theses and dissertations SOAR. If publisher owns copyright, SOAR
• Conference proceedings staff will check this publisher’s policies. 95%
worldwide, and (2) permanent storage.
• Technical reports of publishers allow authors to place their
Who is responsible for SOAR? • Many audio– and video formats* work to an institutional repository.
SOAR is a new service of University Libraries; • Newsletters Check SOAR policies at:
it is developed and maintained by specialists • Classroom materials http://library.wichita.edu/techserv/SOAR/
in organization of digital information and • Administrative reports soarguide/policies.htm
information retrieval. A university‐wide * See a list of supported formats at: http://
Are works in SOAR freely available
Faculty Advisory Committee is under library.wichita.edu/techserv/SOAR/format_support.htm
over the Internet?
How is SOAR organized?
Most collections are open for the worldwide
Who is eligible to submit works to
SOAR hierarchy repeats that of the University: community of researchers. However, access
SOAR? Current University employees: Corporate and individual authors (colleges, to some works or collections can be restricted
faculty, staff, students sponsored by faculty departments, faculty and researchers) have their due to copyright restrictions, or on author
home pages. Each author (corporate, or request.
Wichita State University
individual) may develop an unlimited number of
collections. Do other universities have
University Libraries, institutional repositories?
Wichita, KS 67260‐0068 What is the SOAR Web address?
http://soar.wichita.edu Major research universities, such as Harvard,
Website: http://soar.wichita.edu/ or just search Google for <SOAR Wichita State> MIT, Cornell, Yale and others have developed
institutional repositories. In Kansas, KU and
K‐State have institutional repositories.