The Langara Institutional Repository (The LaIR) captures unique digital output from Langara's students, faculty, staff, and community. Institutional repositories (like the LaIR) provide students and faculty with a digital space to store and share scholarly production, projects, learning objects, art, and any number of digitized or digitally born resources. These spaces are designed to be open access, allowing content to be shared in a way that enhances academic discourse and resource dissemination.
Launched in 2017, The LaIR was made possible thanks to a generous and vital donation to the Langara Foundation.
The LaIR is a member of Arca; a collaborative initiative to support the development and implementation of digital repositories at BC post-secondary institutions. Foundational to the creation of the proposed Provincial Digital Library, Arca is a province-wide network of institutional repositories that:
- provides access to faculty and student research output across multiple post-secondary institutions via a cross-repository search layer
- supports the management of institutional digital assets
- showcases BC as a hub for knowledge creation across Canada and around the world.
For questions about The Langara Institutional Repository, please contact Alli Sullivan, Librarian.
For questions about Arca, contact the Arca Administrative Centre.