Lafayette Digital Repository

About the Lafayette Digital Repository

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Lafayette began to research digital repository software in 2008, performed extensive testing and development later that year, and launched the Lafayette Digital Repository pilot in February 2009.   LDR uses the DSpace platform, which is Open Source software initially developed collaboratively by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Hewlett Packard Labs.  The goals of LDR are threefold:  to provide an easy-to-use interface for submission of  electronic material important to Lafayette College, to lower access barriers to faculty scholarship, and to further efforts of long-term digital preservation of electronic College records.

Information for Authors

Authors who would like to submit material to LDR must grant to Lafayette College the “non-exclusive right to retain, reproduce, and distribute [items] in and from electronic format.  This agreement does not represent a transfer of copyright to Lafayette College.”   For previously published content, College librarians will attempt to clear copyright with your publisher.  Authors who wish to secure, in advance, the right to submit published material to LDR are encouraged to attach a completed copy of the SPARC Author Addendum to their publication agreements.