Digital Repository

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?

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

DRS Features

  • 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

Getting Help

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