The goals of TWUSpace are to:
This guide would not be possible without generous guidance and permission of Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library and Thompson Rivers University.
TWUSpace, TWU’s own institutional repository, allows the university to begin archiving and making accessible the research and local resources that make the university so unique. The acceptance of content will be staged to allow for the establishment of proper procedures, policies and to ensure that content is optimized for discovery. TWUSpace ensures that TWU meets the open access mandates put forth as part of all tri-council grants. The Office of Research & Graduate Studies is excited to be able to bring this resource to life, and believes it holds great promise for putting TWU on the proverbial and literal map.
Arca is a collaborative project of British Columbia post-secondary institutions to provide anytime, anywhere access to research created at BC post-secondary institutions. Arca is a province-wide network of digital repositories that:
Arca is powered by Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide. This shared platform provides post-secondary institutions with open-access repositories for research, theses, and any other digital assets they wish to make available to the wider community.
Arca is made possible by a partnership between the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) and Charlottetown, PEI-based software firm discoverygarden, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education. The other participating institution's Arca sites are accessible from here.