Collection Development Policy

GKR Audience

  • Scholars/Researchers
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • General Public

Materials included in the GKR

  • Conference Papers
  • Data Sets
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • Learning Objects/Instructional Materials
  • Pre-Prints/Post-Prints
  • Proceedings
  • Recorded Lectures and Symposia
  • Research and Technical Reports
  • Simulations
  • Web Pages
  • White papers
  • Working Papers
  • Newsletters
  • Annual Reports
  • Campus Radio Programs
  • Speeches
  • Lecture Series and Symposia

Legal Considerations

All items in the GKR are protected by copyright; they may be used for educational purposes with proper attribution. All other uses require the author’s permission.


Most items in the GKR are open to the public. Some individual IRs contain materials which are accessible only to their respective campus communities.


The GKR is committed to adhering to the best practices of the profession applying to digital preservation. All materials are backed up with at least one method. All servers are backed up by tape. The GKR is a member of the MetaArchive cooperative, a Digital Preservation Partner of the library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) for the networked preservation of cultural heritage materials using the LOCKSS software. All materials located in GKR hosted repositories are included in this network.