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Institutional Repository: Policy

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

Policy

Scope

At this time, The University of Tampa Institutional Repository (IR) is collecting only graduate work, consisting of master’s level theses or equivalent projects.

All work must have the appropriate departmental and/or institutional approvals before becoming a part of the IR.

Access

All deposited content is made immediately available to The University of Tampa community.

MFA students can permanently embargo their work to remain available only to The University of Tampa community. They also have the option to restrict access to The University of Tampa community for 1, 3 or 5 years, and then make the work freely available online through the IR.

All other students have the option to restrict access to The University of Tampa community for 1, 3, or 5 years, before it then is freely made available online through the IR.

Future potential collections include (but are not limited to):

  • campus-based publications
  • course-based publications
  • interdepartmental group publications
  • teaching & learning resources
  • websites, course catalogues
  • performances and recordings
  • publications (including preprints)
  • dissertations
  • images
  • working papers/technical reports
  • white papers
  • lectures
  • data sets
  • software packages

File formats

Preferred file format is PDF/A. Other acceptable formats include Word Documents and PDFs, which we will then convert to PDF/A.

Withdrawal

All deposits are considered permanent. Content may be removed in case of violation of deposit agreement or other exceptional circumstances, in which case only the record will remain with the following message: “Item withdrawn by authority of The University of Tampa.

Copyright

The contributor must either hold the copyright, or the right to deposit, for all contributed content.

If the deposited content is unpublished, the Library recommends using a Creative Commons license, either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC, or registering the work with the US Copyright Office.

By depositing their work, the contributor agrees to give the University only the non-exclusive right to disseminate and preserve the content. Preservation may require reproducing the content in different formats to ensure future accessibility.

Using content

Deposited content may be covered by copyright.

Personal information submitted by users

The system collects personal information submitted during the deposit process. Submitted information will be used only for the purpose for which you submitted it, with the exception that the Library may make reasonable statistical reports that do not identify particular individuals. The Library does not share this information with private organizations or allow it to be used for commercial purposes.

Preservation

The Library is committed to providing preservation of repository content, by storing and backing up submitted work, and by retaining work in the most current stable format.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The mission of the University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library’s Institutional Repository is to collect, preserve and make available the intellectual output of the institution, its members and affiliates.  It is meant to promote the University’s scholarship and create an institutional record of academic and other intellectual work. 

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