What is MINDS@UW?

MINDS@UW, an open access institutional repository, is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin’s research mission. Content may include research papers and reports, pre-prints and post-prints, datasets and other primary research materials, theses, student capstone projects, conference papers and presentations, and other born-digital or digitized research and instructional materials.

Current faculty, staff, students of the UW System, along with their research collaborators, are eligible to deposit in MINDS@UW.

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.

How does MINDS@UW benefit you?

  • Fast dissemination of your work worldwide.
  • Full-text search.
  • Indexed by Google and Google Scholar.
  • Increased visibility for research and teaching activities in departments and research centers.
  • Permanent, unbreakable URLs.
  • Safe long-term archiving.
  • Accepts many kinds of files.
  • Tracking of usage statistics, e.g. page visits or file downloads.

What belongs in MINDS@UW?

  • Datasets and supporting materials for research.
  • Preprints and postprints of journal articles.
  • Working papers and technical reports.
  • Conference slides, proceedings, and papers.
  • Published student research.