Last summer saw the soft launch of EliScholar, Yale University Library's institutional repository. The purpose of an institutional repository is to freely display and archive faculty and student research in a variety of formats. The creation of EliScholar is important in that it supports the University's mission "to create, preserve and disseminate knowledge". Highlighting faculty publications, student research, conference proceedings, monographs, and open access journals is just one component of EliScholar. Anyone in the world can freely access materials that are created by Yale departments, schools, centers or institutes and are hosted in EliScholar. The institutional repository makes content more visible and highly discoverable by search engines such as Google and Google Scholar which is beneficial for professors and graduate students. It also provides researchers with an easy way to keep up with Yale scholarship.
Yale University Library Debuts EliScholar: A Repository Showcasing Yale Scholarship