Nipissing Institutional Repository

The Harris Learning Library has acquired a collection for Nipissing University authors in the University of Toronto’s institutional repository. The collection provides a place for you to deposit a version of your published work, thereby preserving it long-term and making it open access.

Deposit in the repository satisfies the Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications as well as other open access funding requirements. 

The repository can support the deposit of any file or publication type--including articles, book chapters, slide decks, presentation transcripts, images, data sets, videos, or audio clips. You can submit supporting documentation with your main file submission. 

To make an account: 

  1. Create a TSpace-Only account by selecting “TSpace-Only Credentials” from the Login menu. Select the “New user? Click here to register” link to make the account.
  2. Enter your Nipissing email address.
  3. You will receive an email with a link to complete the registration. Follow the link and its subsequent instructions.
  4. After completing the registration, you will receive an email from TSpace Administrators prompting you to confirm your institutional affiliation. After doing so, administrators will set you up to submit to the TSpace sub-community that aligns with your base faculty at Nipissing.

To submit your work: 

  1. Login using your TSpace-Only Credentials.
  2. From your dashboard, select “Start a New Submission”
  3. Choose the collection you would like to submit to and then begin a manual submission.
  4. Enter all required descriptive information, as well as any non-required descriptive information that may help others find and/or understand your deposited work. Keywords and an abstract are especially beneficial.
  5. Upload your file(s) when prompted.
  6. You may choose to add a Creative Commons license to your deposited work, to grant permission to distribute and/or use your work. Consider using the Creative Commons license chooser to determine which license works best for you.
  7. To post the work publicly, select “I Grant the License (submit)” on the TSpace Distribution License page. Choosing “I Do Not Grant the License (save)” will save the work and associated descriptive information on your My TSpace dashboard, allowing you to post it publicly whenever you’d like.

Note: Make sure that if the work you intend to deposit has been previously published (in a journal, conference proceeding, book, etc.), you have retained the author rights to archive that work in an institutional repository. Consult our Author Rights page for more information. 


Contact tspace@library.utoronto.ca for additional support.