The Scholarly Communication Unit of the David L. Rice Library is available to help the USI community navigate new modes of sharing and teaching, including open access, open education, author's rights and copyright. We offer online one-on-one consultations, workshops, and will happily attend group Zoom and Team meetings as well.
SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) at USI
SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) is a digital repository and publishing platform that provides open access to scholarly works created by USI faculty, students, and staff. Rice library is committed to disseminating USI research and scholarship as widely and open access as possible in SOAR.
Including your work in SOAR is fast, easy, and will yield impressive benefits. There are two ways that you can add your work in SOAR:
You can start adding your work by logging into SOAR by clicking on Submssion and enter your MyUSI login credientials
Another way to add your work is to have the Scholarly Communication Unit upload your work. Email your CV to Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Benefits of SOAR include:
Discoverability and Impact. Enhancing the visibility of research by making it more discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines. Increased visibility and access to your work increases impact. Publishers allow scholarly works in institutional repositories such as SOAR. Having your work in SOAR will assist in grant compliance. Searchable in Rice library's online catalog.
Stability. Depositing your work will ensure that it is permanently archived in SOAR. Each item is archived with a unique and stable URL.