Libra: UVa’s Online Scholarly Archive

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Save your work in perpetuity with a new tool called Libra. A joint project between ITC and the University Library System, and requested by the Faculty Senate, Libra allows any employee of the University who produces scholarly works to store their papers, and in the near future, theses and datasets, in a secure location. Libra was developed specifically as a repository for peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, although other works such as books may also be deposited, as long as sufficient rights have been retained by the authors.

The repository makes research more visible to a wider audience and helps assure the long-term preservation of U.Va. scholars’ works. It offers a simple interface for uploading publications, and is searchable so that U.Va. publications may be discovered by users from inside or outside the University. Currently, the accepted format is pdf.

Although there are  few publications stored in Libra at this time, there are many plans for its growth. Check it out and see what you think! A feedback page has been established to gather your comments.

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