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Open Access Subject Guide: CDU eSpace

CDU eSpace

CDU eSpace ( is CDU’s institutional digital repository for publications, research, and teaching materials. It provides free, searchable access to openly available CDU materials and manages their long-term archiving. CDU staff and students will need to log in using their CDU username and password to deposit materials. Browsing and searching can be done without logging in.

The CDU deposit form is available here

Institutional Repository

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What is an Institutional Repository (IR)?

An Institutional Repository contains a wide range of Open Access online material reflecting the intellectual wealth of an institution. It usually contains journals, conference papers, working papers, Masters and Doctoral theses.

Charles Darwin University's Institutional Repository is CDU eSpace

Establishing an institutional repository enables a university to publicise its research by enabling access to the work of its staff and students. Source SPARC

Repository support is provided by CAIRSS, the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service.


Copyright applies to repositories in the Open Access environment. The following sources provide some guidelines on understanding legislation and your rights surrounding these issues.

Author Rights: Ascertain what rights you have as Copyright holders.

OakLaw Project:  The project develops legal protocols for managing copyright issues in an Open Access environment.

Creative Commons: Copyright owners can use free licences and tools that allow others to legally share and reuse their material.

For additional information go to Copyright@CDU.

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