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A guide about MOspace, UM's Institutional Repository. Includes the benefits of using MOspace to store scholarly work and directions for submitting that work.

Submitting scholarly work to MOspace offers many benefits:

  • Author retention of copyright
  • Increased citation rates
  • Google search optimization
  • Full-text search and display
  • Comprehensive usage data
  • Perpetual access and preservation
  • Processing by library staff

Additionally, for faculty members who are in the Promotion and Tenure process and creating ePortfolios, MOspace provides a way to reduce the file size of the portfolio. After items are stored on MOspace, they receive a permanent handle called a URI; these URIs (links) can then be inserted into the ePorfolio, instead of the entire item.