What is IASC?
What is Open Access?
Can I publish my work on IASC?
What are the benefits to authors depositing work in IASC?
What are the benefits for Hibernia College?
What types of material will be held in the repository?
How do I contact IASC?
How do I find an item on IASC?
Who can access materials?
Can I set up an account on IASC?
How do I submit an item to IASC?
What file formats may I submit?
Can I edit or delete my publication? Can I update my already published document to a new version?
Can I publish my documents available through IASC in other systems?
How can I check my right to submit my work to the repository?
What happens to my work once it is submitted to IASC?
What happens if there is an objection to the inclusion of an item in IASC?
What is IASC?
IASC is the institutional repository for Hibernia College. An institutional repository (IR) is an open-access database where digital copies of research items such as articles, theses, conference proceedings and working papers are held and made freely available on the internet. The content can then be made available to other databases and search engines such as Google Scholar. To find out more about IASC, visit our ‘about’ page.
Open Access (OA) is an international initiative that allows free online access to academic materials to anyone with an Internet connection. Materials shared in this way can also be downloaded and/or printed on condition that the author of the work is properly acknowledged and cited. Open Access availability of academic articles greatly increases their readership over those that are behind a paywall.
It is important to distinguish between open-access publication and open-access self-archiving. IASC is an open-access repository for self-archived content, but it is not an open-access publisher.
As an open-access repository, IASC’s purpose is to make your research more widely and freely available to all. If your research has been published or has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal that requires paid subscription to view, you may wish to increase the reach and accessibility of your work by uploading it to IASC as well. This is known as self-archiving or green open access. If you do this, you need to ensure that you comply with the publisher’s copyright policy.
If you submit your work to an open-access journal or publisher, your work will undergo a traditional peer-review process, just as it would in a subscription journal. Upon acceptance, your paper will be published and, because it is an open-access publisher, made freely available. This is known as gold open access.
As a repository, IASC facilitates green open access practices. In addition to using IASC to increase the reach of your published work, you can also upload unpublished research items.
- An increase in the number of citations for included articles
- A valuable contribution to the worldwide academic community
- The preservation of academic material for future generations
- Easier access to academic materials through Google, Google Scholar and other search engines
- Raise the profile of Irish researchers internationally
- Showcase the College’s research output
- Increased worldwide access to the College’s research output and higher citations raise the profile of the institution's research globally
- Provide an appropriate space for researchers to display their work
- Increase the likelihood of research collaborations between Hibernia College staff and faculty and other organisations nationally and internationally
It’s possible to make a wide range of types of scholarly communication available in the repository from more traditional forms — journal articles and book chapters — to blogs and multimedia items. Suitable works have either scholarly or instructional value. Some examples might include:
- Journal article
- Contribution to a periodical
- Part of a periodical
- Part of a book
- Doctoral thesis
- Conference proceedings
- Conference paper
- Conference poster
- Research presentation
You can get in touch with the Hibernia College IASC repository team at:
You can look for specific items or search using author, title or keyword using the main Search box at the top of the IASC home page.
Alternatively, you can browse the collection using the Browse option in the left-hand menu. The contents of the collection are divided into 'communities' and each community contains 'collections'.
Most items in IASC can be freely accessed by anyone in the world with an Internet connection. There's no need to register or log in to view or download items.
IASC accounts are only available to members of Hibernia College staff and faculty. Your account is created using Single Sign-on (SSO),
Students and members of the public can search and view items freely without an account.
Staff and faculty of Hibernia College can submit their work to IASC.
To submit an item to IASC, you need the following:
- Full reference details of the research work (e.g. all author names, title information, publication information, if applicable, and any other relevant information to be attached to the record)
- An abstract and keywords
- A PDF copy of the work if text-based
Consult the User Guide for more detailed instructions on how to upload to IASC.
Although most digital formats can be uploaded to IASC, to assure long-term operability and improved search engine results, files in PDF format are encouraged when applicable. We will make our best efforts to maintain the content, structure and functionality of the work you deposit. However, not all formats can receive the same level of preservation commitment, particularly with proprietary or uncommon file formats.
The repository is flexible but prefers common, well-known file formats to help ensure submissions can be accessed by the widest audience possible and that files can be preserved. Preferred file types for common items include:
- PDF for academic articles, books, chapters, proceedings, presentations, theses, etc.
- JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF or JP2 for basic and high-resolution images
- MP4, MOV, QT, M4V, AVI, MKV or OGG for video content
- Microsoft Office documents are also permitted
If you are interested in depositing a unique or rare file format, please contact us for assistance.
Once published, authors cannot edit or delete documents. The IASC editorial team does not process documents and only deletes them in individual, well-founded cases. Subsequent printing of the publication or the need for revision due to incorrect information or new scientific knowledge are not grounds for deletion.
Publications made via IASC can no longer be amended once the submission process has been completed. Should any amendments be necessary for legal reasons, the publication will be uploaded as a new version (updated version) and assigned a persistent identifier (handle). Online access to the previous version may be restricted. In this case, the publication will no longer be accessible to the public but will remain in the repository together with its handle.
Yes. Publications submitted to IASC are granted a non-exclusive right of use. Any publications made available via IASC are covered by a CC BY 4.0 licence if no other licence has been issued by the publisher of the first publication. You are therefore allowed to publish your document in other repositories as well.
- The first owner of copyright in a work is generally the author unless you transfer copyright to a publisher by signing a copyright transfer agreement or an exclusive licence to publish.
- Where another party owns the copyright over your work, you can check their policy regarding including the work in an institutional repository. The following tips will help you to establish your rights over the work:
- Review the copyright transfer agreement/exclusive licence to publish/copyright form that you signed during submission of your publication.
- Check SHERPA resources. Sherpa Romeo aggregates and presents publisher and journal open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis. RoMEO does not have information on all journal publishers, but it is a good place to start. Sherpa Juliet is a searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements for open access, publication and data archiving.
- The publisher's own website may give information about authors' rights or self-archiving permissions.
If you submit your work to IASC, you grant permission for the work to be made available publicly on the IASC repository. You must agree to a distribution licence when you submit your work.
The details of the licence are as follows:
For the Institutional Archive of Scholarly Content to reproduce, translate and distribute your submission worldwide, you must agree to the following terms.
Grant the standard distribution license by selecting I Grant the License, and then select Complete Submission.
NON-EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION LICENSE
Hibernia College is a private unlimited company registered in Ireland under number 328066 with its registered office at Block B, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4.
By signing and submitting this license, you (the author(s) or copyright owner) grants to Hibernia College the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the abstract) worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.
You agree that Hibernia College may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.
You also agree that Hibernia College may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, backup and preservation.
You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.
If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant Hibernia College the rights required by this license, and that such third-party-owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.
IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANISATION OTHER THAN HIBERNIA COLLEGE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY SUCH CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.
Hibernia College will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.
If you have questions regarding this license please contact the system administrators.
Should we receive an objection to the inclusion of any item in IASC, the item will be hidden from public view while we investigate the validity of the objection and work to resolve any issues.