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IRis is a digital archive that collects, manages, preserves, and shares the intellectual output and historical record of Northeastern University.


Why IRis?

  • Professional Exposure: Showcases scholarship to researchers, funding sources, and others
  • Preservation: Offers secure storage of your scholarship or records
  • Easy Access: Enables you to post your work easily, and allows others to quickly find, use, and cite your work by using powerful search tools

Who is IRis for?

  • NU researchers who want to promote and preserve their intellectual output
  • NU administrators who need to preserve important university records
  • Anyone seeking information on the intellectual productivity of the Northeastern community or the history of the University.

What can be found in IRis?

  • Research and technical papers
  • Preprints
  • Conference presentations
  • Data sets: statistical, geospatial, etc...
  • Learning objects, such as:
    • Interactive models
    • Instructional portals
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Journals and books
  • Video and audio recordings of speeches and events
  • Photographs of NU events, buildings, people
  • Key University documents
  • And more...

Technology and Workflow

IRis has powerful workflow management features. You may give all or some members of your community permission to submit, edit file descriptions, and/or publish files. Library staff are available to advise you on workflow arrangements that will work best for your community.

IRis was launched by the University Libraries in 2006. It is currently hosted by Berkeley Electronic Press's Digital Commons solution.

Digital Preservation at Northeastern

Future projects will add to the library's ability to preserve additional formats like video, datasets, and more.


Charter Contributors

  • Faith Crisley - Honors Program
  • Geoffrey Davies - Chemistry Department
  • Elham Ghabbour - Environmental Health and Safety
  • Nancy Hoffart - School of Nursing
  • Deanna Jantzen - Board of Trustees
  • Brian Kenny - Marketing and Communications
  • Mark Putnam - University Planning and Research
  • Peter Roby - Center for the Study of Sport in Society
  • Michael B. Silevitch - Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS)