About Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research and creative endeavors under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. Ina Dillard Russell Library supports this idea through the establishment of the Knowledge Box

Mission Statement

The Knowledge Box is a digital repository that captures, maintains, preserves, and provides access to Georgia College’s intellectual capital and institutional records in addition to supporting its teaching and research missions. The Knowledge Box, an initiative of the Ina Dillard Russell Library, demonstrates the university’s dedication to engage and enrich local and global intellectual communities by “connecting what matters” through avenues not currently supported by traditional library and publication methods. The Knowledge Box serves to enhance and perpetuate Georgia College’s legacy and make it discoverable to all.

Collecting Priority Statement

The Georgia College Knowledge Box focuses on collecting the intellectual capital of Georgia College, its students, faculty and staff. Priority is given to digitally formatted materials for which the owner has copyright and for which the owner is willing to grant the Knowledge Box nonexclusive preservation and distribution rights as described in the submission license. Materials collected range from student research activities, such as thesis and capstone projects, hosted peer reviewed journals, such as the Corinthian, archival materials, course materials, and published journal articles written by any member of the university community.

Content may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    • Creative Endeavors
      • Senior Art Exhibits
      • Senior Creative Capstones
      • Multimedia
    • Scholarly Research
      • Conference papers and presentations
      • Journal Articles
      • Senior Capstones and Thesis
      • Graduate Thesis
  • Faculty Intellectual Output
    • Creative Endeavors
    • Research (articles and other materials)
    • Open Course Textbooks
    • Other course materials (syllabi and presentations)
  • Institutional Records
    • White Papers
    • Department Reports and Histories
    • Meeting Minutes
  • Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Archival Material
    • Oral Histories
    • University Records
    • Local History Sources