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DOOR - DOuglas Open Repository

Open the DOOR!

Douglas College Library will soon be announcing a brand new publishing initiative: DOOR - DOuglas Open Repository. DOOR will showcase the scholarly works and research projects of the Douglas College community. The aim of this project is to create a repository of Douglas College's intellectual outputs, thereby highlighting the College's unique contributions to the world of knowledge. 

Content in various digital forms is beginning to build. If you are a faculty member working with a student on a research project and would like it published, or if you would like your student theses or capstone papers in DOOR, contact repository administrator Gretchen Goertz.


  • The library needs your permission to submit your research and scholarly work into the institutional repository (currently DOOR).  In future, if we migrate to a new software you will also be granting us permission to move your works to this new repository.
  • The DOOR non-exclusive license / submission agreement affirms that you are indeed the author of the work and you have the right to grant the library permission to preserve and make available via the Douglas College institutional repository (DOOR).  It allows the library to deposit your conference paper, conference ppt, conference poster, journal article, etc. on your behalf.  It allows metadata to be added to describe your work, including using your abstract/summary for the description of your work.   
  • You are not relinquishing Copyright to your work but are allowing the library to make it available in the open repository for use that is non-commercial and educational.  Eventually, it will be found in search engines. 
  • Please check the boxes beside each paragraph, print your name, sign and date.  If you have co-authors please have them sign the agreement as well.
  • If convenient, after you have signed the document (we do not have electronic signatures at this time) you can scan the document and email back to me. Or if you prefer you can drop off the signed paper version (at either campus library), in a sealed envelope c/o Gretchen Goertz, Institutional Repository Librarian.