Have you published an article that you would love to share with a wider audience? Are you an artist who would like to share images of your work with other artists and academics? Are you looking for archival materials? Are you wondering what scholarship your CUNY colleagues are producing? The Office of Librarian Services (OLS) and the CUNY-Wide Committee on Academic Technology (CAT) have collaborated to advocate for and now launch Academic Works (http://academicworks.cuny.edu), CUNY’s new Institutional Repository. According to Megan Wacha, CUNY’s new Scholarly Communication Librarian, in just the 5 months that have passed since Academic Works launched:

20 colleges and schools have their first collections in CUNY Academic Works.

There are now over 5,000 items in CUNY Academic Works, including journal articles, conference proceedings, data sets, open educational resources, student theses, student publications, and archival collections.

These 5,481 items have been downloaded over 69,000 times by users from all over the world. In fact, 30% of traffic to Academic Works is international.

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at City College recently became the first center or institute in the repository.

Here at Hostos, you can browse our materials at:



Our Escriba! Write! magazine (student’s literary journal here at Hostos) is available in the Repository at:

and we also have archival materials as well as some faculty publications available.

If you are interested in getting your work discovered by a broader audience, please consider uploading your work to the repository. Scholarly communications (chapters, articles, presentations) and Open Educational Resources (syllabi, open access textbooks you created) and more, should all be included in the repository. For more information, please contact Kate Lyons (clyons@hostos.cuny.edu), Associate Professor in the Library and Faculty Liaison to the Office of Educational Technology.tory at http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ho_escriba/ and we also have archival materials as well as some faculty publications available.


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