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Scholarly Communication and Open Access

This guide provides news and resources about the changing scholarly communication landscape.

Best Resources for Repositories

Repositories, database systems that can house research articles, data sets, field notes, dissertations, images, and other scholarly work, may be associated with a particular research institution, academic discipline, or a research funder.  Archiving in repositories (referred to as "self-archiving") is one route to Open Access. Repositories allow colleges and universities to effectively promote the work of their researchers, enables researcher within a particular discipline to share their work with colleagues early and often, and provides a means for federal research funders to ensure that results of research are available to the public.


The Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide is maintained by Eleta Exline is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution--Share Alike 4.0 United States License.

UNH Scholars' Repository: supporting scholars, preserving scholarship

The UNH Scholars’ Repository is a central location for collecting and promoting scholarship and creative work by UNH faculty, students, staff, institutes, and programs. Scholarship in the repository is indexed by search services such as Google, making it accessible to a wide audience. The Scholars’ Repository also provides a central location for archiving UNH scholarship for long-term access, promotes the rights of authors to control their intellectual property, and furthers the concept of Open Access to research.

Make sure that your work can be found by anyone who needs it. Contact the University Library Scholarly Communication Office to have your publications, presentations, and other scholarly or creative work added to the UNH Scholars’ Repository.

Getting started:

  • Send us a copy of your CV or list of publications. We'll research the publisher policies that apply to your articles and deposit the full text in the Scholars' Repository or provide links to articles at the publishers' sites.
  • To deposit unpublished materials, either email us copies of your documents or sign up for an account to upload them on your own. Signing up for an account will allow you to get download statistics for your articles and other deposits.
  • Invite the Library Scholarly Communication Office to meet with your department or group.

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