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MSpace improvements benefit researchers

MSpace repository adds new features and functionality.

May 16, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba’s institutional repository for scholarly works (MSpace) has recently had a renovation. The improved functionality and features will increase discovery to deposited works and help researchers meet funder open policy mandates while avoiding article processing charges when possible.

New features

  • MSpace records are discoverable in OpenAIRE Explore, an initiative by the European Union to meet Plan S mandates, and which is quickly becoming the global source for Open Science
  • Collections are now available by faculty communities so contributions by faculty are more visible
  • Analytics, including view and download counts, are available to show engagement

Benefits of depositing

  • Your work is preserved with a persistent identifier
  • The world can find your research, especially among those who cannot afford commercial paywalls
  • You showcase your work both within a faculty community and to the University community at large
  • Increased citations of your work Meet funder open access mandates while avoiding article processing charges Achieve contribution and recognition for deposit of non-traditional scholarly works
  • Meet funder open access mandates while avoiding article processing charges
  • Achieve contribution and recognition for deposit of non-traditional scholarly works

Institutional repositories like MSpace are recognized by the Digital Research Alliance, and the Tri-Agencies of Canada among other national and international groups involved in research and discovery infrastructure as important contributors to the open scholarship ecosystem. UM Libraries along with libraries across the globe, represent their institutions in leading the way to more equitable access to research. All forms of scholarship, such as working papers, reports, conference materials, are welcome in MSpace.

Access MSpace

To learn about depositing in MSpace see our MSpace guide.

 

MSpace’s renovation would not have been possible without the work of Sean Kalynuk, Nicholas Lysecki, Jessica Enns, Sara Min, Sherri-Lynn Galaschuk, Natalie Vielfaure, Emma Popowich, Andrea Szwajcer, Jordan Bass, Janet Rothney. 

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