FAQs

What is HarvestIR? HarvestIR is the institutional repository (IR) for the University of the Fraser Valley. It was established in October 2015. HarvestIR will capture the digital assests of the entire university. It will include work by faculty, staff, and students and it will include historical collections. HarvestIR is just getting started--watch for new content to be added daily!

What is Arca? We are very pleased to be one of the early adopters in Arca, the The BC IR Network which was made possible by a partnership between the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) and Charlottetown, PEI-based software firm discoverygarden, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Administrative Services Delivery Transformation (ASDT) Steering Committee. Click for more information about Arca.

Can faculty and staff contribue to HarvestIR? Yes, faculty and staff work will be included in HarvestIR. Please contact Brenda Philip with your suggestions. We are in the process of developing our IR collection development policy.

Can students contribute to HarvestIR? We are pleased to include student work in HarvestIR. However, student work must go through a review process or be recommended by faculty before it will be included in HarvestIR.

What is the HarvestIR name all about? As the University of the Fraser Valley is situated in a rich, agricultural area, we thought a name reflecting the harvest would be appropriate. We also liked the idea of harvesting the outputs of student, faculty and staff research and work. Because we have spent over three years promoting and working towards an IR for UFV, we wanted to keep "IR" in the name. So, we came up with the name HarvestIR. We intend it to be pronounced "harvester." But if you call it "Harvest IR," that is okay too!

For more information about HarvestIR, see our HarvestIR libguide http://libguides.ufv.ca/InstitutionalRepository