About DigitalCommons@UTEP

DigitalCommons@UTEP is an Institutional Repository (IR) or archive of the research being done at UTEP. Items eligible for inclusion in DigitalCommons@UTEP include pre-prints, post-prints, working papers, photographs, dissertations and technical reports, just to name a few. DigitalCommons@UTEP is a project of Digital Commons.

About Institutional Repositories

The case for institutional repositories: a SPARC position paper defines Institutional Repositories and argues their merits within an academic institution.

Your inclusion of published journal articles in DigitalCommons@UTEP is an extension of your copyright to the work. If you are unsure of your publisher's policy on copyright and self archiving the Sherpa-Romeo web site lists the policies of many publishers. You can search for a specific journal's policies at eprints.org.

For more information on institutional repositories and adding material, contact Lisa Weber at or (915) 747-5039.

Where can I learn more about IRs?

The Association of Research Libraries is a good resource for information about Institutional Repositories. The following paper, "The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper" by Raym Crow, defines Institutional Repositories and argues their merits within an academic institution.