Deposit and Share Your Scholarly Work with IDEALS

Do you know that IDEALS is more than just a place for students to deposit their theses and dissertations? “IDEALS is the digital repository for research and scholarship – including published and unpublished papers, datasets, video and audio – produced at the University of Illinois. All faculty, staff, and graduate students can deposit into IDEALS.”

Depositing your articles, chapters, presentations, research materials in IDEALS has several benefits. Here are a few:

1) A central location to find your scholarly output. RILM and Music Index are very useful, of course, but they don’t include unpublished things and neither covers every scholarly publication.

2) Makes your materials more visible to scholars and others. Items in IDEALS can be found via a simple Google search.

3) IDEALS provides permanent links to your materials that you can then use in your CV or dossier.

For more information about how to get started with IDEALS, see the IDEALS Wiki.

For more information about finding and depositing theses and dissertations, see our earlier blog entry on IDEALS.

Here is more information about the related issues of author’s rights and open access.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Kirstin or John.