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Copyright 2016, the authors. Used by permission.


Purpose of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Digital Commons Institutional Repository Collection Development Policy

This collection development policy is intended to provide guidance for content selection that anticipates and meets the needs of the communities of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). It directly relates to the library's vision statement and defines the scope and standards that guide the services that generate the collection.

Purpose of the UNL Digital Commons Institutional Repository

The UNL institutional repository (IR) comprises services that result in the stewardship and global online dissemination of content created and selected by UNL authors and affiliates. With the aim of contributing to the broader world of scholarship and facilitating discovery, the repository reflects the intellectual life of the institution.

The IR drives a significant level of Web traffic to UNL. As such, the IR may serve as a promotional and marketing tool for authors, programs, and the university as a whole.