About Institutional Repositories

Rowan Digital Works, a service of Rowan University Libraries, provides free, worldwide access to the scholarly, creative, and cultural works of Rowan University. Collections include Rowan University theses and dissertations; research and scholarship produced by Rowan University faculty and students; materials from University Archives and Special Collections; research datasets; creative and artistic works; and more. Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

Rowan University's Researcher Profile system (Selected Works/Expert Gallery Suite) is the place for faculty to list all of the research and publications they want to showcase to the world. All 3 campus libraries’ websites have profile request forms which faculty can use to request profiles from the library.

The Faculty Scholarship collections for each college or school is the place for faculty to archive scholarship that the publisher allows to be deposited in full text and made publicly available, either in the form of Open Access content or author accepted manuscripts. It is our policy not to include citations that consist of links only, because RDW is for full text and links do not result in download statistics.

To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit the Digital Commons site IR research page.