Scholars' Bank UO Dissertations and Theses


Scholars' Bank is an open-access digital archive for the scholarly output of the University of Oregon community. Its mission is to preserve and make more widely available the intellectual output of the University of Oregon's faculty, staff, and students. It also serves as an archive of historical and other materials that support the University's academic mission.

If you are interested in starting a community or contributing to an existing community contact us at

The archive has the following characteristics:

  • Authors select scholarly works to deposit in the archive. Authors are responsible for insuring that deposit of works¬† does not violate copyright laws. Examples of deposits include:
    • Electronic theses and dissertations
    • Capstone or terminal projects
    • articles or post-prints of published materials when permitted by the commercial publisher (please consult the FAQ for more information)
    • abstracts of copyrighted publications, with full citations to the publication
    • conference papers or presentations
    • course lectures or other course material
    • pre-prints and working papers
    • research materials supporting scholarly publications
    • data sets
    • learning objects
  • Authors retain copyright over deposited materials (unless they sign it away to a third party)
  • Electronic files of any type or size will be accepted, although files exceeding 50 MB in size must be pre-approved by the Digital Collections Coordinator.
  • Materials searchable through Web search engines, such as Google
  • Authors who submit their own works are able to choose the terms they want to describe their works
  • Indexing is mapped to international standards so that the materials in the archive can be routinely found by international search engines and harvesters, such as OAIster
  • Access to the full text of materials is open or restricted, depending on community preference
  • Accepted materials will be preserved and migrated to newer formats, as needed
  • No materials will be removed without the authors' knowledge

If you have any questions, check Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Scholars' Bank Coordinator ( or 346-1961) for assistance. Scholar's Bank is maintained through the Digital Scholarship Center.