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Institutional Repository: IR at the Macdonald-Kelce Library

A guide to get you started on formatting and submitting your completed papers to the University of Tampa's Institutional Repository

Come For a Break in the Library!


In The Macdonald-Kelce Library’s Institutional Repository

When: Wednesday, July 24th, from 2-2:45pm

Where: AV2, located on the 2nd floor of the Library

What: The Institutional Repository is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes the intellectual output of the UT community.

Why: Learn what’s available for your use in the repository and how your department might preserve items in there, too.

For: All UT Staff and Faculty

Delicious snacks will be served!

Members of the Library’s Institutional Repository Committee will present a brief overview of the repository and answer any questions you might have.

Please contact Shannon Spencer ( / x3847) with any questions.

Submitting your scholarship to the Macdonald-Kelce Library

If you are a part of the UT community and would like to submit your work, please click here

Students, please check with your department about guidelines and get authorization from your faculty advisor or instructor before submitting.

If you are an alumni who would like to make a submission, or if you have any questions, please contact

Web Accessibility Statement

Read the University's web accessibility statement here.

What is an Institutional Repository?

An Institutional Repository (IR) is a type of open access archive where digital copies of student and faculty work are collected, indexed, and preserved. A university repository functions as a central location where scholarship is freely accessible to the campus community and/or to the world. Many colleges and universities have some form of digital archive to showcase institutional achievements, founded on the principles of open access (OA) scholarship. 

Our Mission

The University of Tampa Institutional Repository (UoTIR) is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes the intellectual output of the UT community. Our repository is an important tool for preserving UT's legacy, while promoting the University’s scholarship around the world. 


The UoTIR is managed by The Macdonald-Kelce Library. Search or browse the archive by author, title, department, date, or document type (thesis, photograph, journal, etc.). Click here to access The University of Tampa Institutional Repository  

To view items restricted to the UT community when off-campus, please log-in using the LDAP option with your Spartans Domain.                                                                     

Working on Your Thesis

What is Open Access?

Open Access publishing provides scholarly literature that is free to read (not behind a pay wall) and often has various re-use rights.

Institutional Repositories function as Open Access archives (also known as self-archiving or green open access), by freely providing access to research on the internet.

Gold Open Access refers to journals which are fully OA, or traditional publishers who offer options for authors to make their work freely available, with or without a fee.