The University Libraries provides a repository named Research Showcase to preserve and provide free online (open) access to work produced by Carnegie Mellon faculty and students. Open access is strategic for Carnegie Mellon. The Office of the Provost funded Research Showcase in response to the Central Repository Resolution passed by the Faculty Senate in 2008. Content in Research Showcase is indexed by Google and other Internet search engines. The full text is accessible free of charge (open access) via the search results.
Authors control when their work in Research Showcase becomes available open access and receive monthly reports of the number of downloads of their work in the repository. The University Libraries is committed to preserving the content in Research Showcase, and will migrate it to new formats and systems as they evolve over time.
Research Showcase also provides tools to:
- Create and maintain a personal webpage to highlight work and research interests.
- Publish open access journals, including article submission, peer review, publication and preservation.
- Organize conferences, including paper submission, peer review, and publication and preservation of conference proceedings.