What is MINDS@UW?

MINDS@UW is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin’s research and instructional mission. Content 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.


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.