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Open Access at the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho Library has recently begun exploring the possibility of establishing an Institutional Repository to serve the university. To that effect, the library has begun working across the University to begin collecting, preserving and publishing electronic theses and dissertations produced by UI graduates. The library is also currently examining the various technical and administrative issues connected with establishing a large, openly accessible database of research materials.

In addition to collecting more recent materials, Institutional Repositories also collect, preserve and publish past research and "gray" materials that seem pertinent to the institution's goals. In this vein, the University of Idaho library, along with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has begun digitizing its University Extension Bulletins, which consist of articles, bulletins, pamphlets and other materials from the 19th century to the present. To view an example, please click on the publication below. To see our entire collection of UI Extension Bulletins, please browse our database, here.

If you have any further questions, or would like to be further involved in the implementation of an Open Access Institutional Repository at the University of Idaho, please contact Devin Becker at