ASU Libraries’ Digital Repository Services team collects, shares and preserves the cultural, historical and scholarly story of our ASU community, and advances research, teaching and learning by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and the discovery of new knowledge.
Faculty members, researchers and students promote the global visibility and intellectual contribution of their work by depositing materials in the ASU Digital Repository. ASU Libraries preserves and provides access to those materials today and for generations to come.
Anyone in the world may view or download files. Items in the ASU Digital Repository can be found using internet search engines, the ASU Library Catalog, and within the repository search box.
The digital repository provides free and open access to scholarly and creative works, including articles, audio recordings, conference proceedings, photographs, presentations, technical reports, working papers and video recordings.
The repository meets public access policies and archival requirements specified by many funding agencies. Every item in the ASU Digital Repository has a permanent, citable URL, ensuring that content remains accessible. Topic and department highlights include:
Cultural heritage and items of enduring value are provided from University Archives and Special Collections, the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, and ASU centers and institutes. These materials include audio, video, still photographs, archival documents, letters and manuscripts, among others. Unique and rare community materials include:
The ASU Digital Repository curates works from current and emeritus faculty members, research partners, graduate students, staff members and ASU administrative units. Undergraduate contributions may be accepted with the approval of a sponsoring faculty member or by request of the Barrett Honors College.
The ASU Digital Repository is not a private storage service. All items deposited in the repository are meant for public view.
Items in the ASU Digital Repository are organized by collections. A collection can be created by an individual; created by an ASU department, institute or college; or created during a project to showcase a body of work. To learn more about collections, see Contributing to the Repository.
Providing free, online access to ASU scholarship benefits our local community, encourages transdisciplinary research, and engages scholars and researchers worldwide. This increases the university's impact globally through the rapid dissemination of knowledge.
The ASU Libraries Digital Repository Services team provides a variety of services about managing digital collections. Contact us for assistance.