Creation of the Repository of University of Wroclaw (Repository of UW - RUW) is an initiative undertaken by the Wroclaw University Library, which goal is to record, archive and disseminate scientific achievements of workers and to promote scientific research conducted at the University.
The Repository of University of Wroclaw is an institutional repository, which archives and makes available scientific as well as research and development materials, that were created by the employees, postgraduate students, and (in the selection) by the students of the University of Wroclaw or issued at the University of Wroclaw. These materials are divided into materials published and unpublished, and include, inter alia, dissertations, postdoctoral thesis, selected undergraduate’s and postgraduate’s thesis, research articles, conference papers, monographs or their chapters, didactic materials, posters, and so called gray literature i.e. any unpublished materials such as: statements, reports, etc.
Repository is organized by fields of knowledge, in accordance with the areas represented at the University in the frameworks of its organizational units, such as departments, institutes and other interfaculty units, and its structure is hierarchical, based on groups of subjects, covering a variety of collections.
The repository uses dLibra software - created and developed by the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center.
In connection with setting up the Repository of UW, at the University of Wroclaw the coordinators in departments, institutes or other organizational units of the University are appointed, who after training course in the University Library, will assume responsibility for:
The authorities of each organizational unit of the University will sign individual agreements with employees who subordinate to them organizationally, or with postgraduates and students, in the question concerning depositing scientific achievements in the Repository of UW. In these institutions, any person interested in using Repository, agrees to deposit in the University Repository scientific achievements, in accordance with the Rules of filling the repository and in cooperation (at least in the initial phase) with the coordinator of own organizational unit.
Ultimately, in the Repository of UW two forms of depositing objects will be allowed:
University Library, that holds direct supervision over the functioning of the Repository of UW and on server of which materials deposited are stored - signs agreement with the authorities of each organizational unit of the University, which ensures that all documents archived by employees, postgraduates (or students) reporting to them organizationally will be:
In addition, the University Library provides materials in accordance with the Rules of Repository of UW and each user takes responsibility for its respecting.
In case of depositary’s copyright infringement by the repository’s user - the University Library will not be a party in the resulting legal dispute.
Access to bibliographic descriptions of works deposited in the Repository of UW is open to all interested users. In contrast, access to the full text of documents archived in the repository, in principle open to all interested, may be, in individual cases, restricted by the depositary of work only to authorized users.
Depositing works in the Repository of UW is of benefits for the University because of:
Benefits for scientific personnel originating from depositing works in the Repository of UW: