Northeastern University Library’s Digital Repository Service (DRS) is a digital archive for storing and sharing scholarly, administrative, and archival materials on behalf of the Northeastern University community.
Why the Digital Repository Service (DRS)?
- Preservation: Secure storage of your scholarship, research, or records
- Easy access: Post your work easily. Quickly find, use, and cite others’ work using powerful search tools
- Professional exposure: Showcases scholarship and other valuable materials to researchers and funding sources
Who is the DRS for?
- Northeastern University researchers who want to promote and preserve their research papers, books, collections of materials, or datasets
- Northeastern University faculty who want to store and share student-produced materials for a class
- Northeastern University staff who want to share conference presentations or reports
- Northeastern University students who need to share their research in the form of theses and dissertations or poster presentations
- Northeastern University administrators who need to preserve important university records, like photographs, event recordings, and interviews
- Anyone seeking information on the intellectual productivity of the Northeastern community or the history of the University
How can I add my work to the DRS?
Members of the Northeastern community can deposit material in the DRS using a few methods:
- To deposit your own materials, Northeastern University faculty and staff can sign in to the DRS and click the “+Add” button on any collection from your My DRS page (click your name in the top right corner of the page)
- To deposit materials on behalf of your department of research group, contact DRS staff to get permission
- To deposit large batches of files or files over 1GB, contact DRS staff for help
- Self deposit: Faculty and staff may deposit their own material
- File and collection management: Managers of DRS material can edit metadata and update file access permissions
- Simple sign in: Members of the Northeastern community can sign in to the DRS using their Northeastern username and password
- Support tools: Support documents include a User Guide and an FAQ. Training sessions are available upon request: email [email protected]
- Saving: Materials may be saved to custom lists or downloaded for future use
- Secure access: Sensitive or private files can be safely restricted to authorized users only
- Usage statistics: Managers of DRS material and collections can view usage statistics, including page views, file downloads, and audio/video streams
- Open access: To encourage sharing research as widely as possible, access to most Northeastern research materials is unrestricted
Northeastern University Library offers a variety of services to help users get started with the DRS, including consultations, trainings, workshops, and general guidance:
- Visit the DRS subject guide for more information about the DRS, including a list of featured content, suggestions for preparing data for deposit, system-wide usage statistics, and DRS updates
- Ask a question, get help with an issue, or request training by using the DRS question form or sending an email to [email protected]
- Consult the DRS User Guide for help uploading and managing files