Library at Institute of Technology Carlow Launches Institutional Repository


IT Carlow's Institutional RepositoryThe library at Institute of Technology Carlow has launched its Institutional Repository, an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of the Institute.

The Repository holds peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed research output produced by staff and students from Institute of Technology Carlow, including: journal articles; conference items; reports; reviews and working papers. New research Masters and Doctoral theses awarded by the Institute, and not covered by embargo, are available on the Repository. Visit

The content is fully and freely available in accordance with copyright holder permissions. Research materials are centrally stored and preserved and the open access repository showcases the Institute’s intellectual output. Open access to the results of research enhances the visibility and the impact of the work, author and the Institute.

This Repository forms part of Research@THEA, an open-access repository capturing research output from the Technological Higher Education Association.  The Research@THEA repository is available at

Dr. Mary Delaney, Head of Library and Information Services commented, “The Library is delighted to launch the Institute of Technology Carlow Institutional Repository and we look forward to showcasing research from the Institute with the ongoing growth and development of the Repository”.

David Denieffe Vice President for Academic Affairs said, “Research is critically important to the Institute.  With this initiative, led by the Library, we are now in a position to make our research material more freely accessible, and to increase the research profiles of our individual researchers. This repository will be the portal to our research.”

From left: Dr. David Dowling, Head of Faculty of Science; Dr. Mary Delaney, Head of Library and Information Services; Dr. Fintan Bracken, Deputy Librarian and Ms Orla Foley, Senior Library Assistant.