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Information about using UVic's Learning & Research Repository - UVicSpace

Introduction and content guidelines

UVicSpace is the University of Victoria's institutional repository. It collects, preserves, and securely and reliably disseminates the intellectual and creative digital works of its faculty, students, and staff, allowing this research to reach a wider audience than traditional forms of distribution. By sharing the intellectual content of the university with the community (both local and global), this initiative supports open scholarly communication, collaborative research, and lasting visibility and recognition for UVic scholarship.

The following policies and guidelines outline various aspects of depositing and managing content in UVicSpace. These policies and guidelines are subject to internal review and modification. UVicSpace communities will be alerted to any changes which effect them or their collections in the institutional repository.

UVicSpace contains the following types of documents produced by the UVic community:

  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Completed research reports, including techical reports
  • Previously published works including journal articles, books, chapters of books, monographs, popular media articles, images, videos, papers, lectures, speeches, and course-related materials produced by UVic instructors.
  • Data sets and code (software) where they are part of a thesis, research report, or published work and wehre the data has been deemed to be of academic or archival value.
  • The Lansdowne lectures
  • Other material not expressly stated here, upon approval by UVicSpace staff.

In addition, the following requirements must be fullfilled to deposit material in UVicSpace:

  • Content must be produced, submitted, or sponsored by UVic faculty, students, or staff.
  • Content must be scholarly, educational, or research oriented.
  • Content must be digital.
  • Content must be complete and ready for distribution.
  • The author/creator must be able and willing to grant UVicSpace the right to preserve and distribute the work including fulfilling publisher conditions for depositing works and clearing copyright permissions when appropriate.

Questions? Need help?

For more information about UVicSpace, please contact Inba Kehoe at



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