USD R.E.D. at the University of South Dakota is an initiative of the University Libraries (I.D. Weeks and Wegner Health Sciences Library). The repository serves institutional interests by collecting, organizing, preserving and disseminating scholarship and creative works in an open access environment. This initiative is consistent with the libraries' role in preserving publications and other artifacts documenting the university's history and the activities of its faculty, staff, and students. In addition to archiving USD's scholarly output, the USD community can use the repository to support the publication of open access journals, post event content, and create image galleries.
Contents of an Institutional Repository can include: