Collection Development Guidelines

The purpose of ESIRC is to collect, preserve and share a range of artifacts related to teaching, scholarship and cultural events at Emporia State University with the wider scholarly community and public. ESIRC also serves to promote scholarly communication and collaborative opportunities among local and remote stakeholders in order to support the university’s core mission.

ESIRC provides access to selected collections of scholarly and cultural artifacts produced by persons affiliated with Emporia State University. All members of the staff, faculty and administration at Emporia State University are authorized to contribute to ESIRC. Students are invited to submit to ESIRC under the sponsorship of appropriate faculty members. Artifacts may be submitted by individuals or representatives from their departments. All contributions are voluntary.

The metadata for artifacts is freely available to a wide array of users, including those conducting research on Google and other search engines. If contributors do not wish to share their artifacts with certain user groups, access levels may be controlled through user permissions.

ESIRC accepts most common digital formats, including doc/ docx, jpeg, pdf, ppt, wav, and xls. Questions regarding the portability of specific formats should be sent to the Institutional Repository (IR) Coordinator or Head of Technical Services.

ESIRC’s collections consist of the following types of artifacts. Artifacts that may not fit into these categories will be considered on a case-by-case basis by designated experts in the applicable subject area and ESIRC management.

  • E-books
  • Research articles
  • Preprints
  • Reviews
  • Bibliographies
  • Conference presentations and poster sessions
  • Data sets
  • Surveys
  • Lectures and other learning objects
  • Gallery showings, concerts, plays, readings, and other cultural artifacts
  • Student portfolios
  • Theses and dissertations