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Library Guide for Illinois State Geological Survey Staff: Your Institutional Repositories

This guide is intended to provide baasic library information to the staff of the Illinois State Geological Survey.

Guidance on using your institutional repositories

Your institutional repositories are a convenient and fee-free option for sharing and preserving your work. Ongoing preservation of files and  persistent URLs ensure long-term availability.  With your netID and password, you can log into either repository for self-deposit. These guidelines will help you determine which repository is appropriate for content you wish to deposit.

What is it? 

Where should I deposit it?
  • Record of scientific observation (e.g., spreadsheet, instrument output, visual/audio recording of observations)
  • A digital object of scientific analysis (e.g., text or citation corpus on which analysis has been performed, visual or audio recordings of observations)
  • Scripts or code used in data analysis or modeling
  • Supporting data and documentation for a research publication

  • Conference or workshop paper, poster, or proceeding
  • Video or audio of a presentation (e.g., conference presentation or seminar)
  • A project report
  • White paper
  • An article (if allowed by the rights holder)
  • A thesis or dissertation.


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