FAQs

What is The LaIR?

The Langara Institutional Repository (The LaIR) showcases digital objects produced by Langara's students, staff, faculty, and community partners. It is a member of Arca.

What will I find in The LaIR?

The lair houses many different digital collections from the college including scholarly output, student publications, community projects, and other college communications. These objects can take many forms - text, video, audio, and more.

Is all the content in The LaIR visible to the public?

The LaIR is mainly intended to be an open access repository.

How do I get my collection or content into The LaIR?

To add to the LaIR, contact Alli Sullivan - Librarian at Langara Library.

What is Arca?

Arca is a collaborative initiative to support the development and implementation of digital repositories at BC post-secondary institutions.  Arca provides access to post-secondary institutional digital assets and research output via a cross-repository search layer. Participating institutions share a single repository, with individual customized website interfaces providing portals to their own content. Arca houses a broad variety of institutional knowledge, including scholarly material and digital assets such as administrative documents, newsletters, images, multimedia, and audiovisual materials.

Arca is built on Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide.

For more information about Arca, visit the BC ELN website.