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Open Access

Learn about Open Access and how to make your scholarship freely available.

What is Lehigh Preserve?

Lehigh’s institutional repository, Lehigh Preserve, provides a centralized, easily accessible, and organized way to archive a range of materials for future generations. These materials are often scholarly articles or data sets, but they can also be in formats as diverse as theses, image galleries, oral histories, and musical productions. An institutional repository preserves university related or produced materials in a consolidated way that avoids a fragmented landscape of hard-to-discover and hard-to-access document caches.

Why Contribute?

Access:

The Lehigh Preserve provides a centralized, easily accessible, and organized way to archive a range of materials for future generations. This institutional repository collects and presents an inclusive view of scholarship across Lehigh’s colleges and departments, consolidating materials to avoid a fragmented landscape of hard-to-discover and hard-to-access document caches.

Preservation:

The Lehigh Preserve provides a sustainable home for research. Lehigh Library and Technology Services (LTS) will make every effort to facilitate data migration of the repository’s contents as file and data formats change over time, where personal websites and local file storage may fail.

Exposure:

By contributing scholarship to the Lehigh Preserve, authors amplify their participation in the public scholarly conversation and can increase citation opportunities. Inclusion in the repository helps expand the reach of scholarship to external audiences, including prospective graduate students, potential industry coauthors, and media contacts.

 

Find Open Access Repositories

Open Access repositories house scholarly research, data, articles, white papers, conference materials, journal articles, and more. Find other Open Access repositories by subject, discipline, or organization: