Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

 
CDU Staff and Student only
 

About CDU eSpace

See the Charles Darwin University Institutional Repository Policy

Purpose

The purpose of CDU eSpace digital repository is to archive, preserve and showcase the University’s intellectual outputs and special collections entrusted to the University. It also serves to assist with CDU’s research data management. CDU eSpace contributes towards maximising the visibility, and potential for citation, of CDU’s research by making it accessible through a global network of services such as OAIster, Trove and Google Scholar.

What is included

The repository includes bibliographic descriptions of the following types of materials and, where open access copyright permissions exist, full access to the material itself:

  • * journal articles
  • * conference contributions
  • * books and book chapters
  • * higher degree research theses and dissertations
  • * reports
  • * grey literature such as working and discussion papers
  • * creative works with a research component
  • * special collection materials of cultural or historical significance
  • * datasets and other ancillary research material
Authors are encouraged to upload their papers and datasets with their bibliographic descriptions. Consult the Open Access Libguide or Research Data Management Libguide for details, or contact the CDU Library Digitisation Team (Email: digitisation@cdu.edu.au Phone: +61 8 8946 6173) or Research Services Coordinator (Email:jayshree.mamtora@cdu.edu.au Phone: 08 8946 6541) for further details.

Advantages for academics

Visibility and research impact: Publications and articles are more visible. Publications in CDU eSpace are indexed in Google and Google Scholar, making disseminating of research to colleagues quick and easy. Each publication in CDU eSpace has a full citation, and a link to the published version where available, making it easy for people to discover and cite the work.

Publications made available on open access can be more frequently cited and have greater impact than research published only through traditional scholarly media.

Grey literature like theses and conference papers, which are not usually formally published, can be easier to find and access.

Convenience: All an author’s publications are accessible from one place, including forthcoming articles and those from before employment at Charles Darwin University.

Research impact: Each publication in CDU eSpace has a full citation and a link to the published version where available, making it easy for people to discover and cite the work. Publications made available on open access can be more frequently cited and have greater impact than research published only through traditional scholarly media.

Preservation: Preservation of research outputs for the long-term.

ARC policy requirements: Meets ARC the open access policy requirement to make publications open access within 12 months of publication.

Adding your work to CDU eSpace

With your permission, the full text content of your research can be made available through CDU eSpace. Our trained staff assess the copyright options on your behalf to ensure compliance with each publisher's policy. CDU staff and students must log in to deposit materials. Log in with your usual CDU login username and password. Browsing and searching can be done without logging in.

Software

CDU eSpace is running on Fez software. Fez is a web frontend for Fedora Commons (open source repository software).


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