The Open Repository @Binghamton (ORB)
The Open Repository @Binghamton (ORB) is an institutional repository of articles, data and other scholarly and creative
works that captures (collects) the university's intellectual output generated on campus.
The ORB also allows for the creation of author profiles (Expert Gallery) and hosted open access journals.
Who contributes to the ORB and what are they sharing?
- Faculty and staff have shared published articles, datasets, books, presentation slides, image exhibits and other forms of scholarly and creative works
- Students have shared theses and dissertations, posters from presentations, scholarly articles and datasets
- Peer-reviewed publications such as:
- Alpenglow: the Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity
- Gobernar: the Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance
- Northeast Historical Archaeology
- Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS)
- The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter
- There are projects shared by institutions on campus, including the Binghamton University Art Museum's image gallery, and various collections involving local and regional projects which can be viewed here
Who searches the ORB?
- The ORB reaches a wide range audience--locally, nationally and internationally. This audience includes students, faculty, researchers at various types of institutions (including academia and government) and members of the public with a general interest in the work produced at Binghamton University. Content is indexed by Google so it is easy to find by anyone.
Why search through the repository?
- Access Binghamton-related works without subscription barriers
- Discover content that can be listed within your course readings or influence your research
Why contribute to the repository?
- Provide global visibility to works (through major search engines such as Google)
- Save and share author dashboard statistics with your department, department chair and administrators
- Satisfy funding mandates for grant-funded research
- Satisfy open access requirements for funders or organizations
- Manage your online scholarly presence
- The ORB is managed by the libraries, which are committed to long-term access and preservation
- By depositing your scholarly works into the ORB, they will have persistent URLs that will never change, cutting down on dead links
If you want to learn more about the ORB or our digital preservation services offered to Binghamton University affiliates, visit our FAQ page.