About UNCOpen

The institutional repository is committed to sharing and preserving the academic endeavors of the University of Northern Colorado community. UNCOpen is an open access service that offers free, persistent, and reliable global access to scholarly, educational, and creative outputs produced by the university. Core collections include Student Work, such as theses and dissertations, and Faculty Work, which gathers articles, presentations, and more from unit-level collections. Additionally, the repository currently hosts open access journals, several OER collections, select Community Archives, and more.

UNCOpen upholds UNC’s value to promote diversity of thought and culture and aligns with the institution’s strategic plan by highlighting the diverse voices and collaborative spirit of UNC's faculty, staff, and students. Through the exchange of research, scholarship, and creative works, the institutional repository encourages cooperation across academic disciplines and celebrates community connection and inclusivity. A centralized repository allows our collective voice to promote UNC and Greeley with pride on campus, throughout Colorado, and worldwide.

What's New?

The repository was rebranded in spring 2024, aligning with the University Libraries' priority to "strengthen scholarship, creative works, teaching, and learning through responsive collections." Enhanced usability, new collections, and policy updates ensure that the repository better reflects our institution and promotes its contributions.

The new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) collection allows users to opt into having their submitted work simultaneously appear in a central location that showcases the DEI research, scholarship, and creative works produced on campus. If you would like your previously submitted or new work to appear in this collection, please contact the repository administrator.

Each department or school now has distinct collections for the work of its faculty and students (e.g. Music Faculty Publications and Music Student Publications). Browse all collections at https://digscholarship.unco.edu/communities.html. Is your unit's collection empty? Make sure to…

Get Involved

Content in the institutional repository is not automatically generated. Whether you are a member of UNC’s faculty, staff, or student body, we invite you to share your materials through UNCOpen to increase the access, preservation, and global impact of your work. We likewise welcome your ideas for new collections and special projects. Faculty members can initiate their own submissions by finding their unit on the Submit Your Research page.

UNCOpen Administrator

Nicole Webber, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University Libraries