The University of Illinois Library hosts several repositories, or digital libraries of scholarly research material created by the university community. The repositories also contain unique materials from the library’s collection.

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IDEALS is an institutional repository that collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Faculty, staff, and students can deposit their research and scholarship directly into IDEALS. Departments can use IDEALS to distribute their working papers, technical reports, or other research material. Depositing your work into IDEALS is one way to comply with the University of Illinois Open Access Policy.

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Illinois Data Bank

The Illinois Data Bank is a file-based repository for research data at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Research Data Service and associated staff, located within the University Library, assumes responsibility for the operation and policies of the Illinois Data Bank.

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  • The University of Illinois Library Digital Collections hosts a wealth of materials digitized from the Library’s holdings.
  • The University Archives collects the historical records of the programs, people, and operations at the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign campus.
  • Medusa is the University of Illinois Library’s digital preservation system that keeps files in IDEALS and the Illinois Data Bank whole and secure.