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Middlebury Institutional Repository Guide

Information, workflows, and tutorials for the Middlebury Institutional Repository hosted on Figshare.


Welcome to the Middlebury Institutional Repository


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Middlebury Institutional Repository holds content created by students, faculty and staff of Middlebury College and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. It includes theses and student projects, faculty open access publications, research data, and digitized research collections, providing a platform for storage, archiving, preservation, discovery, access, and sharing. Contributed items are often submitted in accordance with the policies of Middlebury, individual departments and programs, or external funding agencies.

Questions about our repository, open access, and data management should be directed to the Repository Team.


Benefits of Middlebury Institutional Repository

  • Openness Research and scholarship appear freely on the internet, not behind a paywall.

  • ComplianceAllows researchers to meet their funder requirements and publisher policies to publicly share their scholarship and data.

  • DiscoveryMaterials in Middlebury Institutional Repository are found in common web searches. The site is indexed by Google, Google Scholar, and Google Dataset Search.

  • ImpactMiddlebury Institutional Repository provides DOIs, tracks downloads, views, and citations, and is integrated with AltMetrics, ORCID, Dimensions, and Elements. Users can also integrate with ORCID and Github.

  • PreservationMiddlebury Library is committed to preserving the scholarly product of Middlebury College and Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

  • CurationLibrary specialists consult with researchers and review Middlebury Institutional Repository content to ensure it follows recommended practices of data management and scholarly communications.

What can I deposit?

Middlebury Institutional Repository accepts a wide range of scholarly outputs (including data, publications, conference materials, theses, etc.) in a variety of formats, from all fields, subjects, and disciplines at Middlebury, as long as it meets the following conditions:

  • The work must be produced, submitted, or sponsored by a current Middlebury faculty (including emeritus), staff member, or student.
  • The work must be scholarly or research oriented.
  • Contributions are intended to be a permanent part of the repository, and should be permissible for public access and reuse.
  • The author/copyright holder must be willing and able to grant Middlebury the nonexclusive right to preserve and distribute the work in perpetuity per the terms and conditions of deposit.
  • The work follows the policies set by Middlebury and the criteria and practices set by Middlebury's Library.

There may be discipline specific repositories that are more appropriate for some research. For content, file sizes, or formats that are out of scope or capabilities for the Repository, we encourage depositors to reach out to our Repository Team.

  • Research data on human or animal subjects or data that would be subject to Research Compliance requirements that has not been approved by the IRB and/or IBC and/or IACUC for public dissemination.
  • Active datasets – Middlebury Institutional Repository is not intended to be external storage for project data.  If you have questions about active data storage, contact the Data Management team.
  • Materials containing personally identifiable information that would prohibit public access.
  • Administrative materials, unless they are used for research purposes and the the depositor has discussed the material with the Repository Team.
  • Materials stemming from regular coursework, personal research, or creative content.

Repository Team

The core Middlebury Digital Collections project team includes the following individuals responsible for its stewardship.

    ✦  Patrick Wallace - Digital Projects & Archives Librarian

    ✦  Lydia Gentry - Digital Services Associate (MIIS)