NC DOCKS is a cooperative institutional repository (IR) that was created to make the scholarly output of the University of North Carolina System more available to the world. UNC Asheville has recently become a member of NC DOCKS, joining our NC institutional participants Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, and Western Carolina University. NC DOCKS includes many full text articles, audio recordings, dissertations, and other formats. All materials are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers world-wide.

Benefits from Archiving Works in the UNC Asheville IR (NC DOCKS)

  • Each work is permanently archived with a stable server and URL.
  • Each work is easy to find using Internet search engines like Google and Google Scholar
  • Because works in NC DOCKS are easy to find in search engines, articles posted in IRs like NC DOCKS tend to be read more and cited more.
  • Statistics on how often each work has been viewed are easy to obtain.
  • NC DOCKS is a great way of validating and showcasing the value of the UNC Asheville's faculty and student research to the world.


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