About QMU's eResearch Repository

The repository is an online, open access collection of publications by QMU researchers. It is "a set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members. It is most essentially an organizational commitment to the stewardship of these digital materials, including long-term preservation where appropriate, as well as organization and access or distribution." [1] (Lynch, 2003)

eResearch policies on access and re-use can be viewed on our Policies page.

Why set up an online open access repository?

[1] Lynch, Clifford, (2003). Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age. ARL (Association of Research Libraries), Bimonthly Report 226, February 2003. Available at http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/br/br226/br226ir.shtml [Accessed 09/05/2007]

[2] Great Britain (2004) House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee. Tenth Report. 2003-2004 session. Scientific publications: Free for all? Available at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmsctech/cmsctech.htm [Accessed 09/05/2007]

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to bhouston@qmu.ac.uk.