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RED Institutional Repository

RED is an open access digital institutional repository for the collection, management, preservation, and dissemination of intellectual works produced at the University of South Dakota.

RED (Research, Engage, Design) is an open access digital repository for the collection, management, preservation, and dissemination of intellectual works produced at the University of South Dakota. It is designed to contain scholarly and creative works by faculty, staff, students and institutional partners, and can include journal articles, working papers, technical documents, images, audio and video, datasets, theses and dissertations, problem reports, honors projects, capstone projects, and open access textbooks. 

RED can also be used to host journals, publish digital projects, organize and archive conferences and events, and share special collections. It uses Digital Commons software, powered by bepress.

RED is a service of the University Libraries.

Mission and Scope

RED supports the University of South Dakota mission by promoting the advancement of high-impact research and providing global access to scholarship, creative works, and educational materials. Through RED, visitors worldwide can view:

  • Journal articles and manuscripts
  • Theses, dissertations, and problem reports
  • Digital and multimedia performances and projects
  • Datasets
  • Technical reports and white papers
  • Undergraduate research
  • Posters, presentations, and conference proceedings
  • Open educational resources

Services

RED offers several services to support the sharing of works by USD researchers. These include:

  • Faculty Deposit Service: The University Libraries are currently piloting a service to review faculty publications for copyright permissions and upload eligible works to RED. Contact us for more information.
  • Digital Publishing: RED serves as a digital publishing platform for original projects and digital companions or supplements to monographs, papers, and other research projects.
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Assignment (coming soon).
  • Data Management Support: RED can be used for fulfilling funder requirements, housing supplemental data, or simply sharing your data with other researchers. If you are creating a data management plan, please contact us or fill out a consultation request form. 
  • Digital Archiving: If you have important files scattered across flash drives, hard drives, external drives, or other storage media, RED can be used to aggregate your materials in one place and share them with other researchers and the general public. 
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