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MINDS@UW

What is MINDS@UW?mindsLogo

MINDS@UW is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin's research and instructional mission. Content, which is deposited directly by UW faculty and staff, may include research papers and reports, pre-prints and post-prints, datasets and other primary research materials, learning objects, theses, student projects, conference papers and presentations, and other born-digital or digitized research and instructional materials.

It is not intended to support the public accessibility and preservation of official institutional or campus records that would not normally be published in the course of university business.

How does MINDS@UW benefit you?

  • Fast dissemination of your work worldwide
  • Full-text search
  • Indexed by Google, Google Scholar, and other specialty academic search engines
  • Increased visibility for research and teaching activities in departments and research centers
  • Permanent, unbreakable URLs
  • Safe long-term archiving
  • Accepts many kinds of files, including multimedia and websites
  • Personalized e-mail and RSS notification of new content

What belongs in MINDS@UW?

  • Multimedia. Podcasts, screencasts, Flash animations, video lectures.
  • Working papers and technical reports.
  • Learning objects.
  • Datasets and supporting materials for research.
  • Preprints and postprints of journal articles.
  • Conference slides, proceedings, and papers.
  • Student research.
  • Websites. Contact the MINDS@UW librarian for advice.

The Libraries

Libraries and librarians throughout the UW System provide support to new communities on MINDS@UW:

  • setting up community structures
  • guiding communities in describing their content for readers
  • providing rights and permissions advice
  • assisting with batch imports and file-format issues

MINDS@UW's technical infrastructure and digital preservation program are managed by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) and DoIT.