About the Repository

DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center is a Digital Commons project that highlights university scholarship of various types (working papers, journal articles, dissertations and theses, etc.).

About Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.

Where can I learn more about IRs?

The Association of Research Libraries is a good resource for information about Institutional Repositories. The following paper, "The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper" by Raym Crow, defines Institutional Repositories and argues their merits within an academic institution.

Your inclusion of published journal articles in the institutional repository is an extension of your copyright to the work. This site lists publishers' blanket policies, and you can also search for a particular journal.

Notice and Take Down Procedure

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC Woodruff Library) is committed to providing access to a broad range of scholarly works and digitized archival collections for educational purposes that support research, teaching and learning. The Library makes every effort to ensure it has the appropriate rights and permissions to ingest and provide access to content available on this repository, and provides attribution to rights holders when possible. However, due the nature of archival collections, identifying rights information can sometimes be ambiguous and difficult to determine.

If you have rights related questions or concerns about items in our repository or wish to contest the posting of a specific work that is not covered by fair use, please contact us at DSD@auctr.edu. In your notice please include the following information:

  • Name/title of the item or other details that might describe the item.
  • URL where you found the item.
  • An explanation of the concern and description of the potential infringement.
  • Your contact information (including email address and phone number).

In accordance with the AUC Woodruff Library’s “take down” procedures, when the library is notified of a potential breach of copyright or notice of a concern, the complete document or file will be removed from public view as quickly as possible while a review is undertaken.