About Mountain Scholar

Mountain Scholar is a service of Colorado State University Libraries, providing online access to the research and scholarship of CSU’s faculty, students, and staff. This digital repository brings together all of the university’s research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.  Mountain Scholar is hosted and managed by the CSU Libraries on behalf of a consortium of academic entities in the states of Colorado and Wyoming.

Users can access a range of content including but not limited to:

  • Journal articles
  • Conference proceedings and presentations
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Audio and video files
  • Administrative and policy documents
  • University publications
  • Datasets from research projects and grants

There are some big benefits that come with including your works in Mountain Scholar:

  • Free/open access – your digital works will be made available to the widest possible audience, free via the web
  • Increased visibility – content in institutional repositories like Mountain Scholar increase your works’ exposure and potential for higher impact
  • Meets sharing requirements – satisfy requirements for open access to publicly-funded research (NIH) and sharing your data can satisfy data management planning required by NSF or other funding agencies
  • Long-term access/preservation – a permanent url for each of your works guarantee no more broken links, and Mountain Scholar ensures that your works will remain accessible and usable over time

For more information, contact:

Helen Baer
(970) 491-5934

Email: Mountain Scholar Staff