What is repository.iit?
repository.iit is the Illinois Institute of Technology’s institutional repository and is maintained by staff at the Paul V. Galvin Library. We accept a wide range of digital materials from IIT faculty, staff and students. The repository contains materials including article pre-prints and post-prints, conference presentations, datasets, student theses, items from the University Archives and Special Collections, and more. We provide long-term preservation by providing persistent URLs that can be dependably used for linking to publications, research data, and other digital content. Our goal is to make the scholarly output of Illinois Tech accessible and discoverable.

What can I deposit?
IIT faculty, students, and staff can deposit anything to repository.iit, provided that:

  • it was produced, submitted, and/or sponsored by IIT faculty, students, researchers or staff
  • it is in digital form
  • it is scholarly, educational, and/or related to IIT
  • it will be a permanent contribution to the repository
  • it is ready for public dissemination
  • you (or the author/copyright owner) are willing and able to grant IIT the right to preserve and distribute the work via repository.iit. The author/copyright holder retains copyright for all items submitted

Some examples of the types of items that can be deposited are:

  • course materials, such as homework, projects, solution sets, notes, video lectures, syllabi, etc
  • experimental or observational datasets
  • conference and symposia presentations and papers
  • lab notes and videos
  • article pre-prints and post-prints

What can I access?
If you are a member of the IIT community, with a valid @iit.edu email address, you can access everything in the repository that does not have an emargo on it. If you are outside of the IIT community, you will not be able to access electronic theses and dissertations online, you will only be able to view the metadata records. To request accesses to an electronic thesis or dissertation email an inter-library loan request to library@iit.edu.

What file formats does repository.iit support?
We accept all file formats into repository.iit. Some proprietary formats may be ingested as binary files and we cannot ensure future playback.

How do I deposit my work?
Email library@iit.edu to learn more about submitting to repository.iit. 

What about copyright?
The following provides general policies and guidelines about copyright and intellectual property in relationship to repository.iit. If you have a question that you do not see answered here, please contact us at library@iit.edu.

If you hold copyright for an item deposited in repository.iit, you retain that copyright. All copyright holders must agree to a non-exclusive distribution and preservation license that allows us to disseminate the deposited work over the web and make copies of that work for preservation purposes. The copyright holder may distribute or formally publish his or her work in the same or different form without obtaining permission or notifying the Galvin Library staff. Galvin Library does not seek or claim copyright on any deposited works, nor does it seek revenue from deposited works. Authors who wish to consider setting conditions on re-use (outside of fair use) of their materials may select a Creative Commons license when submitting a work with our submission form. Currently, all items in repository.iit are considered under copyright with all rights reserved. If you do deposit this material into repository.iit, you must agree to the terms upon submission outlined in the Use & Release form: a non-exclusive distribution and preservation license specific to repository.iit. This allows the Galvin Library to disseminate the deposited work over the web (via repository.iit.edu) and make copies of that work for preservation purposes.

If you signed copyright over to a third party (ie, a publisher):
If you have signed over your copyright to a publisher or other third party, you may still be able to deposit that work into repository.iit. More and more publishers, whether commercial or non-profit, will permit the deposit of a pre-print or a post-print online and include this permission into their copyright agreement with authors. repository.iit staff is happy to help you investigate this issue with your publisher, just contact us at library@iit.edu.

The contents of the institutional repository are made available for research and education. Much of the material in the institutional repository is created and/or deposited by members of the Illinois Tech community. Galvin Library and University Archives and Special Collections endeavor to represent these materials in a way that honors the ideas and intentions of the creators/depositors. Illinois Institute of Technology and Paul V. Galvin Library do not necessarily endorse the information in the collection; likewise, the materials contained in the collections do not necessarily represent the opinions of Illinois Institute of Technology, Paul V. Galvin Library, or University Archives and Special Collections. 

Take Down Requests

Requests for withdrawing works can be directed to library@iit.edu


Questions? Contact us by phone (312) 567-6847 or email library@iit.edu








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