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COMM 297 Egan: SOAR@SU

What is SOAR@SU?


SOAR@SU is the SU Libraries' open access repository for scholarly, professional, and creative works and data.

SOAR@SU is part of the larger MD-SOAR project, currently funded by the USMAI Library Consortium

What is included in SOAR@SU?

  • Published scholarly works such as journal articles and book chapters
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Selected materials held in the library’s collection
  • Images and multimedia
  • Alternative or unpublished content such as presentations, educational materials, and working papers

Key services

  • Preservation. Provides stable, long-term preservation of your intellectual output
  • Curation. Ensures the persistent access to your content
  • Dissemination. Quickly disseminates your content to a worldwide audience
  • Visibility. Maximizes worldwide visibility of your scholarship 
  • Easy access. Provides easy access to materials from anywhere. 
  • Copyright consulting. Provides guidance on copyright and author rights 
  • Facilitation of grant requirements. Helps meet the open access requirements of research funding agencies
  • Security. Securely stores your digital data
  • Alternative content. Provides the platform for alternative or unpublished content 
  • Quality control. Makes a clear distinction between peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed material
  • Value-added services. Measures item usage, enables RSS feeds, provides email alerts 

For more information about SOAR@SU, contact Jennifer Martin at or Ian Post at

Who can submit to SOAR@SU?

  • Current and former faculty and staff of Salisbury University
  • Current and former graduate students of Salisbury University
  • Current undergraduate students with a faculty or staff sponsor
  • Schools, departments, and administrative units of Salisbury University