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Paw Prints: UAFS Institutional Repository

Paw Prints, the UAFS institutional repository and digital collection management system, is an initiative of the Boreham Library by Sierra Laddusaw. Paw Prints serves two missions:

  • To organize, preserve, and make accessible the scholarly and creative outputs of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. 
  • To make available unique and rare content held at the Boreham Library or Pebley Center. 

For questions about Paw Prints, email the repository manager at:

Benefits of Paw Prints

Benefits of using Paw Prints include:

  • Authors are provided a permanent and unique link to their work that can be shared.
  • Paw Prints tracks how often works are viewed and downloaded, providing authors with statistics about their works.
  • Deposited works are accessible around the world by researchers, students, and scholars.
  • Depositing works highlights the quality of work done by faculty, staff, and students at UAFS.
  • Deposited works are discoverable via commercial search engines. 

Paw Prints Contents

Works that make up the contents of Paw Prints are:

  • Faculty research including presentation slides, conference papers or posters, and pre-print journal articles.
  • Student works including of theses, capstone projects, and posters.
  • Student publications including literary journals, student newspapers, and student research symposium abstracts.
  • Research datasets.
  • Special collection materials selected by the librarians of Boreham Library or the Pebley Center archivist. 

For more information on Paw Prints content see the "Content that can be deposited" section of the Paw Prints Collection Development Policy.