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Digital Publishing Services: Arch | Institutional Repository

Overview of the Digital Publishing options available to faculty, students and staff of Northwestern University.

About Arch

Arch | Research and Data Repository

What is Arch?

Arch is the institutional repository of Northwestern University and serves as a platform to preserve and share the research and scholarly output of the university community. Faculty and research staff at Northwestern University, with a current NetID and password, may deposit digital files of their finalized research or scholarly works into Arch.


  • To provide a preservation and access system for faculty to share their research with the world
  • To support open access to research and scholarship  

Arch is built on an open-source architecture based on the Fedora/Hydra stack solution. The repository provides stable, long-term preservation and ongoing maintenance for content contained within the repository. 

Research materials suitable for deposit:

  • Research papers and posters
  • Conference proceedings
  • Technical or Lab reports
  • Figures and Images
  • Datasets supporting publications
  • Open access content

For more information about Arch policies and guidelines, please visit Arch.

Digital Publishing Services Librarian

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Chris Diaz
University Library
2 - East - Digital Scholarship Services
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208