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Montgomery Library Digital Repository

Everything about depositing into the Digital Repository

MLDR FAQ

Montgomery Library Digital Repository (MLDR) serves to preserve and distribute scholarly works created by CU’s faculty, staff, and students and to provide access to digitized materials of the A.B. Colvin Collection and Archives at Campbellsville University.

Campbellsville University faculty, staff, and students may contribute to MLDR.

If you are a student, your work must be sponsored by a professor.  Professors will be contacted to verify that all works that have been submitted are unique and uphold to the writing and research standards of the department.

You can contribute by clicking "Contribute Works" on the MLDR home page or in the Montgomery Library Digital Repository library guide under the tab entitled “Submit your work”.

To submit the request for publication you MUST fill out the MLDR Microsoft form, and email the work to Kinzie Wells (mlwells@campbellsville.edu).

  • Open Access to Resources:
    • MLDR creates free public access to works produced by CU Staff and Faculty for educational purposes. This allows accessibility to anyone with an internet connection.
  • Preserving and facilitating academic growth:
    • MLDR is an institutional repository intended to preserve electronic file formats for long-term use and preservation.
  • Scholarly Publication:
    • MLDR creates an access point to staff, faculty, and student research at Campbellsville University and makes these works accessible worldwide.
  • Author Rights:
    • Authors who submit a work to MLDR retain the full copyright of their work while making it publicly available online.

Items in MLDR are accessed online by anyone with an internet connection.

MLDR is organized by Communities and Collections. Communities represent academic areas. Collections are groups of digital items that are produced within a community.

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You can search by:

  • A specific community
  • A specific collection
  • Browse by:
    • Communities & Collections
    • By Issue Date
    • Author
    • Titles
    • Subjects
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There's two primary ways to search the repository:

  • Keyword Search.
    • Search by title, author, keyword, etc., in the search box.
  • Advanced Search.
    • Use Advanced Search to limit your search by selecting multiple fields at one time (e.g. title, author, abstract, date issued, etc.).
    • Student Research in the form of:
      • Theses

      • Dissertations

      • Research Papers

      • Projects

      • Capstones

    • Faculty Scholarship in the form of:
      • Journal articles

      • Dissertations

      • Book chapters

      • Books

      • Presentations

      • Open Educational Resources

    • University/Archival Historical Records
  • We accept the following formats: 

    • Adobe PDF (.pdf)

    • MS Word (.doc, .docx)

    • MS PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx)

    • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)

    • TIFF (.tif, .tiff)

We publish works in accordance to the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).

The license means that authors retain ownership of the copyright but anyone can use the published content provided the original authors and source are cited. It is similar to the licenses of other leading open-access journals, like PLOS.