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Subject-based Archives

To facilitate open access to scholarly information and research, we work with scholars at the University of Pittsburgh and throughout the world to develop subject-based archives to help scholarly communities share knowledge and ideas through open and responsible collaboration. Our staff will help you create an online archive for rapid dissemination of new research that is searchable and accessible by scholars around the globe.

We can help you—

  • Boost the discoverability and visibility of scholarly content of importance to your research community
  • Preserve your scholarly content forever
  • Organize your content to make it easy to find and navigate in a custom interface
  • Bring together a variety of important but hard-to find and little published “grey literature”
  • Eliminate the high cost of publication and distribution
  • Easily share scholarship with a worldwide audience

Archive Benefits

  • Author self-archiving: Authors contribute work directly to the archive
  • Reliable scholarly content: Archive administrators maintain control over repository’s contents
  • Enhanced visibility: Content is searchable through Google Scholar, other Internet search engines, and Open Access directories
  • Improved searchability and navigation: Advanced browsing options and full-text searching of every word in all documents
  • Rapid dissemination of new knowledge: Sharing through social networking tools, RSS feeds, and e-mail alerts
  • Permanent storage and preservation: A secure, stable repository for research and information, maintained in perpetuity
  • Open access:  Authors may retain copyright through Creative Commons licensing
  • Cost and time savings: Eliminate the high cost of publication and distribution while streamlining distribution and dissemination
  • The life cycle of scholarship: Deposit multiple versions of a document, from early manuscripts to the final refereed version of a published article
  • Know your scholarship’s impact: Usage data for archive content

Archive Content—

  • Both peer-reviewed and non-refereed content
  • Unpublished or published articles (preprints or postprints)
  • Conference proceedings
  • Other grey literature, such as white papers, policy papers, technical reports, et al.
  • Multimedia content including audio, video, and images
  • Primary research data

Archive Support—

  • Software/hardware hosting services
  • Consultation on copyright and Open Access issues
  • Graphic design
  • Editorial workflow design and training


Contact us to explore the possibilities for partnering with us to create your online scholarly archive.