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About the Brown Digital Repository

The Brown Digital Repository (BDR) is a place to gather, index, store, preserve, and make available digital assets produced via the scholarly, instructional, research, and administrative activities at Brown.

The Brown University Library maintains the repository as a service to the Brown community; it provides:

  • A searchable index of digital objects shared by the Brown community.
  • Permanent, secure storage for personal and departmental digital objects.
  • Off-site backups of digital content.
  • Tools for sharing and publishing digital content.
  • Data curation, format migration, and preservation services.

Faculty and researchers interested in using the Brown Digital Repository as a platform for programmatic data management, storage, and publication should contact the Library ( for information about opportunities for research consulting and project development support.