Libra makes UVA scholarship available to the world and provides safe and secure storage for the scholarly output of the UVA community. Libra is an Open Access repository, meaning that anyone can search, view, and download content. For questions or feedback, contact us: email@example.com
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LibraOpen: Open content
For any UVA-affilliated individualDeposit OA content
LibraETD: Theses and dissertations
Deposit your approved UVA electronic thesis or dissertation. Before uploading your work, please review our ETD Submission Checklist.
For students submitting approved theses or dissertationsDeposit ETD
Learn about Libra
Libra is the University of Virginia’s scholarly institutional repository, the online archive of scholarship created by the University community. Libra makes publications available to the world and provides safe and secure storage through the Academic Preservation Trust. It provides a central, stable location for the scholarly output of the University community, which includes journal articles, datasets, theses, and other completed scholarly work eligible to be preserved and accessed by the public.
Libra has three parts: LibraOpen, LibraETD, and LibraData (or Dataverse).Read more >
LibraOpen is a robust scholarly repository that puts your UVA research center stage. LibraOpen is the newest part of UVA’s Libra Scholarly Repository service at libra.virginia.edu, and it opens up a world of options for propagating your scholarship. LibraOpen accepts an ever-growing range of scholarly output and creates an immediate, persistent, worldwide-discoverable URL for your work. It also allows you to easily and definitively claim and connect your scholarship using an ORCID iD.Read more >
Electronic dissertations and masters’ theses have been deposited in the Libra scholarly repository at the University of Virginia since 2012. Libra makes UVA scholarship available to the world and provides safe and secure storage for the scholarly output of the UVA community. Submitting your work to Libra is a graduation requirement for all graduate students whose programs have required theses, and recommended for students whose programs have optional theses.Read more >
LibraData is a place for UVA researchers to share data publicly. The LibraData repository is UVA’s local instance of Dataverse, which was first developed at Harvard University.Read more >
UVA OA guidelines
The University of Virginia Faculty Senate voted in May 2021 to endorse a set of Open Access Guidelines describing best practices for making research openly available. The Guidelines encourage each faculty member to take advantage of the University's copyright ownership policy in order to make scholarly works freely available via Libra, the Institutional Repository. Faculty are also encouraged to make preprint versions, research data, and software freely available in appropriate repositories, with open licenses and in reusable formats, to the extent possible and consistent with other obligations (including university policies). For more information, see University of Virginia Faculty Senate Open Access Guidelines and Recommendations.
Copyright law governs many uses of scholarly and other creative works. Getting to know a few key copyright concepts will serve you well as you prepare and pursue publication of your scholarly work, whether it’s a website, a journal article, a book chapter, a thesis or dissertation.Read more >