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Student's Celebrate

The ASU Digital Repository features a picture of students celebrating the 1958 election results that established Arizona State University. The image is part of the Arizona State University Name Change Photographs held in the University Archives Audio Visual Materials collection.

ASU Digital Repository

The ASU Digital Repository is designed to store and share scholarly, administrative and archival materials on behalf of the Arizona State University community. Anyone is welcome to use the repository to discover publicly available content. Members of the ASU community are encouraged to sign in to access additional content that may not be publicly available.

The ASU Digital Repository is home to scholarly, administrative and cultural heritage materials that support, engage and inspire the Arizona State University community. Scholarly papers, theses and audiovisual materials join university records, historical photographs and music performances in a broad and inclusive collection.


Materials in the ASU Digital Repository are organized by collections, which can be named for individuals, groups, projects or subjects  (e.g., ASU Sheet Music Collection).

What goes in the repository? 

The ASU Digital Repository includes published or unpublished articles, books, papers, conference presentations, images, creative works and research materials. For more detailed information, read our Collection Policy.

Who can access the repository? 

Anyone in the world can find materials in the ASU Digital Repository using internet search engines or the ASU Library Catalog.

Who can deposit works in the ASU Digital Repository? 

  • Individuals with an active ASURite ID to showcase their own scholarship.
  • An ASU project team to highlight a body of work, presentation or interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • An ASU department, institute or college representative to showcase colloquia, conferences or events.

Benefits of a Collection

  • Permanently store all your scholarship in one place.
  • Easily share your work using persistent links.
  • ASU Library preserves and provides long-term access to your work.
  • ASU Library shares information (metadata) about your collection in the ASU Library Catalog and on the World Wide Web to facilitate discovery and reuse.

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