General Information About MSpace
MSpace is one component of the University of Manitoba's institutional repository. MSpace is dedicated to collecting, storing, preserving and making accessible digital versions of the intellectual output of UM community members. An institutional repository can include items such as faculty publications; theses; learning objects; research, conference and working papers; technical reports; images; audio and video files; datasets and computer programs.
The Libraries work with University units to build communities and populate collections in MSpace with academic research material. Items can be submitted to both a publisher and to MSpace, depending on the publisher’s copyright agreement and electronic publishing policies. When negotiating agreements with publishers, it is in the author's best interest to retain self-archiving privileges and copyright.
For other collections in MSpace, contact Jan Horner at 474-9962 or J_Horner@UManitoba.CA.
How to Create a Community and Sub-Community in MSpace
Individual departments, faculties, research centres, research institutes, research facilities, and the Libraries at the University of Manitoba can create a community in MSpace. Groups wishing to establish an MSpace community that do not fall in these categories will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Communities can contain sub-communities and an unlimited number of collections.
To set up an MSpace community, follow these steps:
1. The head of the community becomes familiar with the MSpace Policies.
2. Decide on the basic structure of the community - whether there will be sub-communities, and what collections will be established.
3. Decide on workflow steps to establish for each collection (optional).
4. Contact Jan Horner (Libraries) at 474-9962 or J_Horner@UManitoba.CA.
5. Send the MSpace Research Projects Coordinator (Libraries) the following information:
University of Manitoba Libraries
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2