The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Institutional Repository UoTIR

A guide to get you started on formatting and submitting your completed papers to The University of Tampa's Institutional Repository

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library’s Institutional Repository (UoTIR) is to collect, preserve and make available the intellectual output of the institution, its members and affiliates.  It is meant to promote the University’s scholarship and create an institutional record of academic and other intellectual work.

Digital Collections at UT

Submitting Your Scholarship to the Macdonald-Kelce Library

If you are a part of the UT community (faculty, staff, students, or alumni) and would like to submit your work or if you have any questions, please contact

Students, please check with your department about guidelines and get authorization from your faculty advisor or instructor before submitting.

If you are a current student and your professor has instructed you to submit your final project, capstone, thesis or dissertation to the repository, please use this form.

Alumni - Requesting Access to Your Work

If you are an alumni and your work is already included in the IR, but it's not freely available on the Internet, and you would like to request a copy for yourself and/or make it freely available, please fill out this form.

What is an Institutional Repository?

An Institutional Repository (IR) is a type of open access archive where digital copies of student and faculty work are collected, indexed, and preserved. A university repository functions as a central location where scholarship is freely accessible to the campus community and/or to the world. Many colleges and universities have some form of digital archive to showcase institutional achievements, founded on the principles of open access (OA) scholarship.


The UoTIR is managed by The Macdonald-Kelce Library. Search or browse the archive by author, title, department, date, or document type (thesis, photograph, journal, etc.).

To view items restricted to the UT community when off-campus, please log-in using the LDAP option with the same username and password you use for MyUTampa.

What is Open Access?

Open Access publishing provides scholarly literature that is free to read (not behind a pay wall) and often has various re-use rights.

Institutional Repositories function as Open Access archives (also known as self-archiving or green open access), by freely providing access to research on the internet.

Gold Open Access refers to journals which are fully OA, or traditional publishers who offer options for authors to make their work freely available, with or without a fee.

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