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Open Access Initiatives

Open Access Repositories


The University of Wyoming maintains WyoScholar, an open-access institutional repository. WyoScholar holds a variety of material, including undergraduate and graduate student papers, open access faculty publications, Open Educational Resources (OER), and unique departmental collections. This system allows for self-submission of content of individual pieces as long as the work abides by the submission policy and the submission agreement. More details can be found in the WyoScholar Publications Policy below. For large collections, we can schedule a consultation to discuss the specific needs for your collection and how best to publish it. For more information on how to submit or to schedule a consultation, please contact us

Submission Guidelines


UW Digital is a vendor-supported repository built on open-source Islandora software. This special collections repository preserves and shares diverse content from the University of Wyoming community of scholars, teachers, and learners. Content is managed and curated by the University of Wyoming Libraries Digital Collections Office. Please contact the Digital Collections Office for more information.

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  • Check out our policies if you are interested in using or sharing UW Digital content.  


The University of Wyoming Open Journals is an open-source journal publishing platform that supports UW open access journals and peer-reviewed series. The University of Wyoming Open Journals is a part of the larger open access movement to transform scholarly communications. Faculty and student publications are welcome on this platform. For more information on how to migrate a current publication or start a new publication, please contact us.

Open Educational Resources

The University of Wyoming Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative was started in Fall 2017 by the University of Wyoming Libraries with a mini-grant opportunity offered to UW faculty to help facilitate the creation of OER. Since then, the University of Wyoming Libraries has supported and published OER from a variety of departments, ranging from Physics & Astronomy to Statistics to Theater & Dance.

Open Access Support

Have questions about Open Access (OA)? Unsure of what the best repository for your content is or what archiving permissions your publication allows? Please contact us and we’re happy to discuss our open access platforms and how the University of Wyoming Libraries can support your scholarship.


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