Imagine a library that can enhance scholarly communication by...
Creating digital scholarship laboratories and institutional repositories that play a pivotal role in the new scholarship paradigm.
Building digital course materials that are complimentary for students and available in a variety of formats so that the expense of traditional textbooks is no longer an issue.
Offering researchers the opportunity to publish their findings on blogs and open-access repositories so that the public can have free and unfettered access to the research their tax dollars help fund.
By helping scholars communicate research and data in new ways, we are enhancing the learning experience at OU.
Charting a new role for scholarly communication at OU begins by:
Providing Easy Access to OU Research
A repository for OU research, theses and dissertations will showcase the intellectual endeavors of students and faculty of the university.
It helps preserve the body of knowledge at our institution, and serves as a showcase for the university's commitment to excellence.
Supporting Open Education Resources
Open access initiatives bring educational materials into the classroom in dynamic ways. They support the university's goal of addressing the cost of higher education, and give students greater access to online tools, articles and enhanced multimedia presentations created by scholars at our fine institution and others.
Learn more about SHAREOK, the Libraries' institutional repository:
SHAREOK is the new joint institutional repository shared by the University of Oklahoma Libraries (OU) and Oklahoma State University Libraries (OSU). It serves as the home for the intellectual output of both communities, and will ultimately include digital dissertations, faculty publications, digital special collections, open access publications, open educational resources and much more.
SHAREOK will give faculty a persistent URL for works they submit to the repository that will not break if a server gets moved or changed. It will allow others to reach your material without error. Materials will be indexed in major search engines, thus increasing use and possible citation. If you would like to place your works in the institutional repository, please read the Policies and Guidelines document and then contact your library.