Q. What is Bow Valley College's institutional repository?


Bow Valley College's institutional repository allows faculty, staff, and students to publish their academic and professional work online. Submissions are accepted through the Library's online submission form and license agreement.

According to the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) "[i]nstitutional repositories centralize, preserve, and make accessible the knowledge generated by academic institutions. They also form part of a larger global system of repositories, which are indexed in a standardized way and searchable using one interface, providing the foundation for a new model of scholarly publishing.”

The benefits of submitting your work for publication in PRISM include:

  • Gaining more exposure for your research and professional accomplishments. 
  • Increasing the findability and use of your work, through indexing in search engines like Google Scholar and the SAIL (Bow Valley, UofC, Ambrose and St. Mary's) library catalogues. 
  • Ensuring long-term preservation and archiving, including a stable, permanent link to your work(s).  
  • Participating in showcasing the College’s contributions to the academic community and beyond.

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  • Last Updated May 07, 2021
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  • Answered By Kelley Wadson

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