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Merrimack ScholarWorks

Information about MSW -Merrimack ScholarWorks-- Merrimack College's Institutional Repository

Welcome!

MSW is a digital collection of the research, scholarship and creative work of Merrimack College. It is designed to offer universal access and has a dual role in both promoting the use of the college's scholarly, creative output and ensuring its long-term preservation. Using a seamless open access platform, the college’s unique academic and artistic achievements are collected, preserved and disseminated to a global audience of students and scholars.

MSW is organized and made accessible by McQuade Library in support of Merrimack College’s Agenda for Distinction.

The Case for Institutional Repositories

Institutional repositories—digital collections that capture and preserve the intellectual output of university communities—respond to two strategic issues facing academic institutions:

1) they provide a central component in reforming scholarly communication by stimulating innovation in a disaggregated publishing structure; and

2) they serve as tangible indicators of an institution’s quality, thus increasing its visibility, prestige, and
public value.

Raym Crow. "The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper" ARL Bimonthly Report 223 (2002).