CSUN ScholarWorks is an open-access institutional repository for capturing, organizing, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of the faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Northridge.
If you’ve created a video, podcast, or tutorial, you can share your object easily with other instructors by archiving it in the Learning Object Repository, one of the CSUN ScholarWorks pilot collections.
Types of learning objects include lectures, animations, simulations, diagrams, tutorials, quizzes, syllabi, audio snippets
Official documents and communications deposited in CSUN ScholarWorks can be searched by multiple criteria such as keyword, administrative unit, title, or project name. Related documents can be grouped together, and there is no file size limit.
ScholarWorks offers one-click discovery of the research achievements of individual faculty, a department, a college, or subject area. Durable links to publications, papers, and presentations can be placed anywhere, including a Digital Measures faculty profile page. These may include:
As part of a the system-wide CSU Scholarworks project, CSUN ScholarWorks runs on the open-source DSpace software package using a PostgreSQL database, and is supported by Systemwide Library Services at the CSU Chancellor's Office. It is administered by the CSUN Oviatt Library, and Library personnel are available to train and provide consultation for CSUN faculty and staff who wish to submit content..
CSUN ScholarWorks permanently preserves research, instructional materials, institutional documents and data in a central location. Data integrity is ensured through checksum validation routines. The system creates permanent URIs for all items using the Handle system. Use of the Dublin Core metadata standard allows items in the ScholarWorks collections to be “harvested” by other databases and included in multi-institutional searches.