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Institutional Repository: eScholarship@Morgan

Learn about how to access and contribute to the Morgan State Institutional Repository.

Mission Statement

As a vital component within the Maryland Shared Open Access Repository (MD-SOAR), eScholarship@Morgan (ESM) is dedicated to fostering collaboration with institutions across the USMai. Our primary objective is to establish a comprehensive digital commons for the aggregation of research produced within the University System of Maryland. With a commitment to collecting, preserving, and facilitating access to scholarly works of enduring significance, ESM serves as a custodian of intellectual contributions integral to the academic legacy of the university.

In addition to our focus on research preservation, ESM is devoted to the curation and management of historical documents, encompassing not only the university's rich heritage but also extending to the broader Baltimore Community. By uniting these efforts, we strive to create a robust repository that enhances knowledge dissemination, fosters academic collaboration, and ensures the enduring impact of our collective intellectual endeavors.

Who can contribute?

Any of the community groups listed below are eligible to submit to ESM:

  • Current and former faculty & staff
  • Current and former graduate students
  • Current undergraduate students with a faculty or staff sponsor
  • Schools, departments, and administrative units

If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Key Services

The Institutional Repository is critical in granting public access to research materials, ensuring compliance with data management and open access requirements of grants and other funding agencies. Submission to the repository ensures your work is maintained, properly encoded with metadata, and made accessible to users. Levels of access can be managed based on the copyright requirements and stipulations of the individual work.

What To Submit

  • Published Articles & Book Chapters
  • Unpublished Works
  • Multimedia Files
  • Teaching Materials
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Datasets
  • Alternative Content:
    • Working Papers
    • Conference Papers
    • Technical Reports
    • Departmental Reference Documents
    • Posters & Presentations

Full Policy Document

Benefits of Submission

First and foremost, the eScholarship repository is intended to be a snapshot of the Morgan community, reflecting our values through the research conducted on campus. In addition to academically relevant research papers, the eScholarship collection maintains record of historically significant community members and events. 

By submitting your work to the Morgan Repository, you allow the university to hold and maintain a record of your work in a safe and secure environment. By aggregating and maintaining these works, you help us preserve the history of the university and its academic legacy. 

Works submitted to the eScholarship repository are maintained with specific levels of access available based on the needs of your specific writing. If you are under obligation to have your work be made available to the public, eScholarship can ensure free and consistent public access. If you need access limited, we can maintain that as well.

In addition to managing who is capable of accessing your work, eScholarship is able to report to you any time your work is accessed, keeping you in the know about your work's usage. 

A critical part of maintaining digital documents is ensuring that they are marked with the correct metadata to ensure discoverability. When you submit your work to eScholarship, you gain the assistance of our team of librarians to ensure that your work has the appropriate subject headings, keywords, and other neccessary metadata to ensure that it remains discoverable for years to come. 

Access ESM

Register with ESM

If you intend to submit many items to ESM, whether for yourself or on behalf of others in your department, please consider registering an account directly in the repository:

Register Here.

Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Jason Riggin
Earl S. Richardson Library
Room 221A
Innovation Hub and Makerspace
(443) 885 -1706

File format & size

Files may be up to 2GB in size, and may be deposited in any format. Please note that files may be converted to other formats for optimal preservation. The following formats are preferred:

  • Textual works: PDF
  • Images: TIFF, JPEG2000
  • Datasets: JSON, XML, TSV, CSV
  • Audio: WAV
  • Video: AVI, MOV, MP4
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