About Lafayette Digital Repository
The Lafayette Digital Repository (LDR) is both an institutional repository and an access portal to Lafayette College Library’s Digital Collections. In accordance with the departmental mission of Digital Scholarship Services, the LDR supports the activities of the College’s faculty, researchers, students, and community partners by preserving, curating, and disseminating digital resources. The LDR enacts the Libraries’ ongoing mission of providing information resources and services to help Lafayette faculty and students attain their goals as teachers, scholars, and learners, through the creation and maintenance of accessible digital collections, scholarly output, and other digital materials that have enduring value for intellectual inquiry and documentation of College activities.
Faculty Scholarship and the LDR
The Lafayette College faculty passed an open access resolution in April, 2011. Faculty are encouraged to share their research outputs via inclusion in the Lafayette Digital Repository. Flexible access and visibility controls are available for deposited content.
Why submit your content to the LDR?
- boost the search engine discoverability of your research
- provide persistent access to your research over time (i.e. prevent “link rot” in citations to your work)
- satisfy funding agency requirements for sharing and preserving research data and published findings
- preserve your work for the long term in an institutional environment
Members of the faculty and administrative departments may use the LDR submission form to deposit articles to the Lafayette Digital Repository. For other content types, such as presentations, research data, audiovisual materials, etc. please contact Nora Egloff, Digital Repository Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Copyright and Use
Please consult the Digital Scholarship Services Copyright & Use Guidelines for information about using and sharing content in the LDR. If you have further questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Preservation Support Policy
The Lafayette Digital Repository is committed to providing sustainable and trustworthy long-term access to content according to international best practices for digital preservation.
All resources in the LDR are assigned unique persistent identifiers by the repository system, as well as persistent URLs through the Handle.net registry. Bit-level preservation of digital objects and metadata is managed through the generation of checksum hashes and performance of fixity checking at regular intervals.
Beyond these initial preservation activities, the LDR team is developing a broader preservation policy and action plan. Details about new services and preservation planning will be announced as they are approved by Library and College stakeholders.