ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University’s digital repository for research, scholarship and historical records. OSU Libraries is responsible for collecting, maintaining, preserving and providing access to the items in ScholarsArchive@OSU.
Anyone belonging to the OSU community can contribute to ScholarsArchive@OSU. Faculty can use the Open Access Policy web form to deposit articles. To deposit other materials, contact
The vast majority of items in ScholarsArchive@OSU can be freely accessed by anyone in the world with an Internet connection. There’s no need to register or login to view or download items.
A small number of items are restricted to the OSU community at the request of the author. If you’re interested in viewing a restricted item, please email us at
ScholarsArchive@OSU is organized into Communities and Collections. Communities are academic or campus units such as College of Forestry, Department of Mathematics or Institute for Natural Resources. Collections are groups of digital objects that are similar to one another. Examples of items found in collections are theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and faculty research publications.
Each community decides for themselves what is important to collect. For example, the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences has established these collections:
There are three ways to browse ScholarsArchive@OSU. You can:
You can browse all of ScholarsArchive@OSU from any page, but you need to navigate to a community’s or collection’s home page (or be in the community or collection) in order to browse that community’s or collection’s contents. Select ‘Issue Date’, ‘Authors’, ‘Titles’, or ‘Subjects’.
Selecting ‘Authors’, ‘Titles’, or ‘Subjects’ allows you to browse through the listing in alphabetical order, either A-Z or Z-A. You can limit your browsing to just one letter by either clicking on the letter or typing a few letters in the text box.
Selecting ‘Issue Date’ allows you to jump to a specific year and/or month. You can sort results by issue date, submit date or title.
There are several ways to search in ScholarsArchive@OSU:
ScholarsArchive@OSU is format agnostic. It can accept files of any format. OSU Libraries will ensure that all files deposited are retrievable. In addition, ScholarsArchive@OSU promises to ensure that the following common file formats (among many others) are useable in the future, using whatever combination of techniques (such as migration, emulation, etc.) is appropriate given the context of need:
To view the top ten downloaded items, the total number of downloads, monthly downloads and other statistics for a community or collection, select View Usage Statistics on the right hand side of a community or collection page.
To view download statistics for an individual item, you may select View Usage Statistics on the right hand side of an item page.
The non-exclusive ScholarsArchive@OSU Distribution License allows OSU Libraries to reproduce, translate and distribute your work worldwide in print and electronic format and in any current or future medium. The Distribution License in no way affects your copyright as the author of the work.
A Creative Commons License allows copyrighted works to be shared and re-used, within certain parameters, without contacting the author or creator of the copyrighted work. You may assign a Creative Commons License when depositing your work into ScholarsArchive@OSU or you may skip this step.
Contact ScholarsArchive@OSU by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.