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OCAD U Library 2019 Winter: Open Access

OCAD U Open Research Repository Update

Did you know that as of December 12, 2018, Open Research Repository papers have been downloaded 120,974 times? That includes research and creative outputs from OCAD U-affiliated faculty, staff, and grad students. Having your work in the repository means that those without university affiliations can access your work. Open Access can lead to an up to 30% increase in citations and a recent OECD report suggests that this increase is driven by repositories. 

The following are some selected highlights from the collection.

Recent additions:


Ferguson, Susan (2018) Embodied writing and the social production of pain. In: Sharing Breath: Embodied 

Learning and Decolonization. AU Press, pp. 323-347. ISBN 9781771991926


Morris, Alexis and Lessio, Nadine (2018) Deriving privacy and security considerations for CORE. In: MPS '18 Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia Privacy and Security, 15-19 Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada.


Hunt, Richard G. (2018) View of typographic diversity in early-year typography studios. In: The 34th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, (NCBDS), 1-3 Mar 2018, Cincinnati, USA. 

Heavily Downloaded Papers


Faculty of Art

Fatona, Andrea and Morgan-Feir, Caoimhe and Dennis, Katherine and Barkhouse, Mary Anne and Coburn, Wendy and Fernandes, Brendan and Gold, Susan and Havre, Jérôme and Art Gallery of Peterborough, and Art Gallery of Windsor, and Thames Art Gallery, (2013) Land marks: Mary Anne Barkhouse, Wendy Coburn, Brendan Fernandes, Susan Gold and Jérôme Harve. Thames Art Gallery. ISBN 978-1-894651-40-0


Faculty of DesignInfographic from Synthesis maps: Systemic design pedagogy, narrative, and  intervention

Bowes, Jeremy and Jones, Peter (2016) Synthesis maps: Systemic design pedagogy, narrative, and intervention. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (RSD), 13-15 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada.


Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Haladyn, Julian Jason and Jordan, Miriam (2009) The art of answerability: Dialogue, spectatorship and the history of art. In: Writing Between the Lines: Art and its Historians [Symposium], 28 Mar 2009, Montreal, Canada.


Scholarly Communications Librarian

Chris Landry
Scholarly Communications Librarian
T 416 977 6000 x224

Contact me for questions regarding

  • Repository services
  • Open Access publishing
  • Funder requirements regarding open access or open data
  • Collaborating on digitizing past or present research or creative materials 
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Research Data Management
  • Research metrics

For more information on Scholarly Communications at OCAD U visit our Scholarly Communications library guide


How Do I Get My Work in the OCAD U Repository?

  1. Contact Chris Landry, Scholarly Communications Librarian for assistance, or
  2. Self-deposit using your OCAD U login credentials. 

For info on self-deposit, see our self-deposit guide