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SUNY Digital Repository (SDR)

SUNY Digital Repository (SDR)

The SUNY Digital Repository (SDR), built in DSpace Express, is a centrally managed online digital repository that stores, indexes, and makes available the following types of materials:

  • Historical and Special Collections from SUNY campuses and SUNY System Administration
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Collections
    • SUNY OER Repository
    • OER collections at the campus level – items records for OER content in campus collections can be linked to also display in the SUNY OER Repository collection
  • Reports from the Innovative Instructional Technology Grants (IITG)


  • Community – Campuses are defined at the Community level
  • Sub-Communities – Provided as needed to define organizational structures and/or activities within the campus environment
  • Collections – Structures that store the repository content and are made up of metadata item records with associated content files

Submission Processes

  • Manually enter individual items to a collection metadata using web interface (authorized contributors)
  • Batch imports using the simple archive format may be available upon review with OLIS Repository administrators

For information on workflows and metadata please submit a request to sdr @