Institutional Repository (IR):
It is an internationally recognized best practice for academic libraries to host an Institutional Repository (IR) to enable researchers to archive their research output to improve the visibility, usage, and impact of the research conducted at an institution.
Within the platform is embedded international standards of organizing and making information easily accessible and retrievable, globally. The platforms allow special plug-ins/ integrations which offer added value to the submitted information e.g.
- Google Scholar indexer – as an indexer (expands the accessibility, reach, and, consequently, the impacts of the articles you publish).
- Google Analytics – optimizes the searching feature of the IR (it tracks website performance and collects visitor insights)
Number of items in the repository: 14 at the start (July 2013) 813 (April 2022) plus about 600 (to be recovered) 793 (available in full text) visit http://ir.umu.ac.ug/
Staff Publication System
UMU is the only University in Uganda with a Staff Publication System with 532 items URL: http://library.umu.ac.ug/library/
Student Dissertation System
The number of items in the dissertation system is 5328; http://188.8.131.52/library/index.php?p=dissertation
Google Scholar (Researcher Profile): Tracking the Impact of your research.
ORCID iD: A unique, open digital identiﬁer that distinguishes you from every other researcher with the same or a similar name. Get your ORCID iD at https://orcid.org/register.
MyLoft: Off-Campus Access
Accessing UMU online library, anytime everywhere at http://app.myloft.xyz
Citation & Indexing Databases:
A smart way to retrieve publications for your literature review. Dimenssions – https://www.dimensions.ai/ and Scite- https://scite.ai/
http://Journals.umu.ac.ug Online Journal System (OJS)
https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jssd Journal of Science and Sustainable
Article Processing Charges
The available Article Processing Charges Offers to Ugandan authors at https://www.eiﬂ.net/uganda_apcs
Where to publish?
Journals that our partner (eIFL) has negotiated terms, for open access publishing for researchers in Uganda at https://www.eiﬂ.net/uganda_apcs
Open education Resources:
Explore, create, & collaborate with educators around the world to improve the curriculum at https://www.oercommons.org/
Contact the Librarians at email@example.com to submit your work for analysis
Workshops and Training:
Information Literacy & Digital Research Literacy