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Athenaeum@UGA: UGA's Institutional Repository

This guide provides information about Athenaeum, UGA's Institutional Repository.

About Athenaeum


Athenaeum@UGA showcases and preserves scholarly, creative, and other works unique to the UGA community. The UGA Libraries manage Athenaeum and are a partner in the state-wide GALILEO Knowledge Repository. 


Athenaeum@UGA collects unique scholarly content produced by the University of Georgia community. Our current collection includes UGA theses and dissertations dating back to 1999 and a growing collection of research papers from campus institutes and departments. Athenaeum accommodates both born-digital materials and items that have been converted to digital, including text, images, audio, video, 3D data, and will add other formats as they become relevant in the future.

We invite submissions for the following types of scholarly and creative works, to name a few, by the UGA campus community into Athenaeum: 

  • Peer-reviewed publications (journal articles or book chapters) 
  • Research materials 
  • Curriculum materials (course syllabi, multimedia instruction, etc.) 
  • Conference papers 
  • Research posters 
  • Music scores 
  • Performances 
  • Capstone projects 

If you have any questions about what works are appropriate for deposit in Athenaeum please contact Mary Willoughby at 

Roles and Responsibilities 

Athenaeum accepts, stores, and provides access to materials in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, Title 17 United States Code, and other laws governing privacy and intellectual property. 

To deposit their works in Athenaeum, contributors must be members of the UGA academic community and grant the University a nonexclusive, perpetual license to accept their work, archive it in whatever current or future format determined to be appropriate, and display the work on a royalty-free basis. 

Depositing work in Athenaeum requires that the author consent to the Athenaeum@UGA Author Deposit Agreement.  Anyone depositing work in Athenaeum affirms that they have the right to deposit a digital copy of the work, and that making the work available through Athenaeum@UGA does not violate any other party's intellectual property, privacy, or other proprietary right. Prior to making a deposit, it is recommended that contributors consult the Intellectual Property Policy of the University of Georgia per the Office of the Vice President for Research. It is also highly recommended that contributors learn about their rights and responsibilities with third parties such as funding agencies and publishers before submitting their works in Athenaeum. A University of Georgia faculty or student author submitting their work into Athenaeum@UGA retains copyright in that Work, in accordance with University of Georgia Intellectual Property Policy ( 

For additional information and consultation about author rights, please contact Mariann Samuel, Head of Science Collections and Scholarly Communication, at 


Athenaeum is intended to serve as permanent archive of submitted material in Open Access format, except those theses and dissertations under embargo with permission from The Graduate School. Works in Athenaeum will be made openly accessible via the Internet. 

Removal of Content 

Authors should refer requests to remove materials from Athenaeum to Mary Willoughby at The exception is electronic theses and dissertations governed by agreements and policies administered by the Graduate School.