Institutional Respository

Institutional Repository
An institutional repository is an online collection for, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution. The NIOH is currently in the process of instituting a repository that will be housed and managed by the Information Services Section.

What is it?
Set of services that NHLS will provide for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the organisations community members. IS commitment to stewardship of digital materials, including long term preservation, organisation, access and distribution of content.

What are the Benefits?
  • High visibility and international readership in your field
  • Provides centralisation of one’s research output and long term preservation
  • Facilitates development and sharing of digital materials and aids
  • Provides an opportunity for collaborative projects on a global scale

Whose content is submitted?
NHLS community members (NHLS employees, researchers, students funded by NHLS)
What can be submitted?
  • Documents (e.g. articles, pre-prints, post-prints, technical reports, Research reports
  • conference papers, presentations, speeches, newspaper clippings, manuscripts)
  • Books
  • Images
  • Sound/Video Clips

What you cannot submit?

  • Ephemeral content (Drafts)
  • Material which is of controversial nature
  • Material which contains content of discriminatory nature
  • Administrative material
  • Commercial material
  • Archival Material

What happens to your copyright?
• Before submission of any item to the IR, copyright permission is obtained from the copyright owner-publisher
• Some journals allow authors to openly post a copy of their articles: check

How do I get in touch?
For more information or to submit an item to the IR, contact Ms Talifhani Ramaliba on: (+27)11 712 6474   | | NIOH Building, Level C, Office C38A