TRUSpace collects scholarly and creative materials created by the Thompson Rivers University community, as well as important documents related to the university's history, which are made freely available to the public. Current collection efforts will focus on building up several core content areas:
Other types of materials will be considered on a case-by-case basis (see below).
Items are added to TRUSpace with the permission of the author/creator, and when permitted under Copyright law.
TRUSpace includes work created by individuals or groups affiliated with a TRU department, program, research team, working group, collaborative project, or conference, such as:
Other University-affiliated entities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There are many types of items in TRUSpace. The below list covers some of the materials you can expect to find, as well as some things to consider when submitting to TRUSpace.
Faculty Work: Faculty are encouraged to submit their papers, research data, or other types of work to TRUSpace, provided that any publisher (i.e. the journal) allows research to be deposited into an institutional repository, and that any data can be shared OA (i.e. it does not have sensitive data within).
Student Work: Successfully defended graduate and undergraduate theses may be submitted to TRUSpace. Submissions instructions can be found on the Submissions & Licenses page. Other student work, including graduate capstone projects, directed studies papers, or other high quality assignments, can also be submitted with instructor or supervisor approval.
Open Educational Resources: We encourage the submission of open educational resources (OERs) to TRUSpace that have been created or edited by TRU faculty. They can be in TRUSpace even if they are also posted in a different location, and many media types are accepted.
Event Archiving: Materials (such as video recordings, presentation slides, and/or schedules) from conferences and other events held at TRU can be preserved in TRUSpace. When possible, plan for this in advance of your event to ensure you can obtain the relevant permissions from conference speakers.
TRU historical documents and photographs: TRUSpace has several collections of documents and photos from TRU’s 50 year history, including academic calendars, newsletters, and reports. Decisions about new items of this nature will be made on a case by case basis.
Other Materials: other kinds of materials will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact the TRUSpace administrator about your suggested materials. Criteria that will be considered for other types of materials include: