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Library and Information Services


Presentation by Steven Pryor, Director of Digital Initiatives and Technologies, Library & Information Services (LIS). This workshop will explore SIUE SPARK, the university's open access institutional repository. Studies show significant advantages for authors who make open access versions of their work available; we will discuss how SIUE faculty can easily comply with the SIUE Open Access policy as well as reap the benefits of open access by posting their work in SPARK.

SIUE SPARK (Scholarly Publications and Repository of Knowledge) is a service of Library and Information Services, fulfilling and expanding the library's traditional role in collecting and preserving the scholarly record and providing open access to SIUE's scholarly and creative output. SPARK is SIUE's Institutional Repository, designed to bring together all of a University's research and creative output under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide global access to that content.


Presented at the SIUE 20th Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the SIUE Morris University Center (MUC).

2016 GSS Handout.pdf (599 kB)
Handout; includes "Selected FAQs" and "How to Submit a Manuscript"