KU ScholarWorks

KU ScholarWorks <http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu> is a digital repository for scholarly work created by faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. KU ScholarWorks makes important research available to a wider audience and helps assure its long-term preservation.

7 reasons to use KU ScholarWorks


When you deposit your work in KU ScholarWorks, it will immediately become available to search engines as part of a worldwide network of research collections. Your peers worldwide will be able to find it quickly via popular and scholarly search engines. Articles that are freely available on the Web are cited more frequently than articles that are not.

KU ScholarWorks provides a central place to collect and preserve the output of academic units and research centers, helping to enhance their institutional identity and make their work more visible.

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Each item deposited in KU ScholarWorks gets a permanent, citable, linkable URL that will not change or break over time.


KU ScholarWorks provides long-term preservation for your materials by managing backups, and ensuring that your work remains accessible at a stable location. Every item in KU ScholarWorks has a permanent, citable URL that will not change. In addition, KU ScholarWorks will keep works in common file formats up to date, ensuring that as technology and formats evolve, your work will remain accessible and usable.


KU ScholarWorks supports a variety of content types and digital file formats. In addition to your finished work, you may include related materials (such as data sets, images, audio and video files). Some of the items suitable for KU ScholarWorks include:

  • published, refereed articles
  • preprints, working papers, and technical reports
  • conference papers and presentations
  • books
  • data sets
  • computer programs
  • multimedia publications
  • images
  • audio and video files
  • web pages


KU Libraries provides this service at no charge to the KU community. The centralized storage relieves your department or research center of responsibility for system maintenance.


Setting up or joining a KU ScholarWorks community is easy, and so is depositing your material. Once your material is submitted, you need not worry about maintaining software, transferring files when switching computers, or any other back-end maintenance. KU ScholarWorks will professionally manage your material with its long-term accessibility and preservation in mind.

Feel free to contact us directly at kuscholarworks@ku.edu for more information.

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