There are many benefits to you and society by having your works available in Digital Scholarship@UNLV. Submitting your full-text works to us will:
Our repository is open access, and we’re very much interested in adding the full-text articles to the records in the UNLV Bibliography. We make it easy for you to submit your works. To begin, email us with a copy of your CV at email@example.com or utilize our submissions page to submit individual full-text works.
Digital Scholarship@UNLV is a copyright compliant repository, and we adhere to the terms of publisher agreements as documented in Sherpa Romeo.
The primary purpose of Digital Scholarship@UNLV, and institutional repositories like it, is to make the full-text of works produced by scholars at a university freely available and discoverable to anyone with an internet connection (what is open access?). This ensures scholars, students, taxpayers, potential collaborators, and others can find and have access to the research they need or want, and in turn broadens the audience for authors, encouraging additional use of the work and citations to it.
Another purpose of a repository is to help institutions highlight the research and creative activities accomplished locally. Just as abstracting and indexing databases cover specific subjects (think of CINAHL, Engineering Village, or the MLA International Bibliography), Digital Scholarship@UNLV does something similar but is based on institutional affiliation rather than discipline. The library showcases the research at UNLV by including records for scholarly and creative works by faculty members.
Many research institutions (how many?) have robust repositories, which hold open access copies of accepted manuscripts and in some cases, final published versions of articles. We encourage UNLV authors to share their research widely and populate the UNLV Bibliography (and Digital Scholarship@UNLV) with the full-text of their works.