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Mission

LAUR is an Open-Access digital archive of the scholarly output of the Lebanese American University community. Its mission is to preserve, showcase and provide open access and international exposure to the scholarship and research of LAU faculty, staff and graduate students. It also serves as an archive of historical and other materials that support the university’s academic mission.

Vision

The LAUR generates added value to the outside world by operating as a portal to relevant content that is frequently visited by national and international visitors from outside the institution.

Characteristics

LAUR is an Open Repository. When copyright permission is not available, metadata of material will be recorded and the item’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or a URL to the publisher’s website — where a copy of the full text is available — will be included. This will enable those users who have subscription access to the journal to view the full text. Depositing materials in the LAUR is voluntary. 

Selected materials are collected in a centralized, searchable and highly visible location.

The repository currently includes all graduate student theses, and will include LAU’s research reports, journal articles, book chapters, digital images and any  other relevant data which can be easily harvested by search engines such as Google.