InK, INstitutional Knowledge at SMU is the institutional repository and archives of the Singapore Management University. As the institutional repository, InK acquires, organizes and provides access to the research and scholarly works of SMU faculty. Collections in InK include journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, books, book chapters, reports and other research works including the dissertations and theses of postgraduate students and a collection of print and video teaching cases. InK also has a Faculty Gallery where the profiles of faculty at SMU and their works are featured. The ResearcherID of faculty are also provided to help you locate collaborators for your research area.
InK also serves as the University Archives to make available records about the university to the public and build up the heritage of the university.
InK also serves as the University Archives providing access to special collections that include significant, historical records pertaining to the university. One such collection is the Oral History Collection. In March 2010, SMU initiated an oral history project to gather records that encapsulate the thinking behind the establishment of Singapore’s third university. “Conceptualising SMU: The People and Ideas behind the SMU Story” is a collection of personal recollections in audio and video form from individuals who have been instrumental in the setting up of the university including the then Deputy Prime Minister and current President of Singapore and Patron of SMU, Dr Tony Tan, the presidents and founding deans of each of the six schools as well as pioneer faculty and students. An SMU photo collection is being created and will be available in InK in January 2013. Efforts are underway to include highly commended student papers and research datasets as well as to further build up and enhance the Heritage Collection of historical images relating to SMU’s history.
Institutional Repository Advisory Committee (IRAC)
The University established IRAC or the Institutional Repository Advisory Committee in November 2008 to direct the development of the SMU's institutional repository through policies and services that contribute to the active dissemination and preservation of SMU's intellectual assets and institutional records. The Provost chaired the committee which comprises policy department representatives at SMU (see IRAC). While IRAC no longer exists, the development of new collections in InK is guided by needs of the University as represented by the Library Advisory Committee.
Intellectual Property Policy
SMU Governance & Academic Policies Handbook sets out SMU’s Intellectual Property Policy (“IP Policy”). The IP Policy covers SMU’s policies and related administrative procedures in respect of intellectual property and applies to all faculty, staff and students of SMU.
Institutional Repository Policy and Guidelines
The Institutional Repository Policy covers the content, use and access policies for InK as well as guidelines for submitting your works to InK.
Institutional Repository Services
Services to SMU Faculty
Dissemination of Research and Scholarly Materials via InK
We help you disseminate your research publications via InK so they can be found and accessed via major search engines such as Google and Google Scholar as well as the Library’s search engine (PYXIS+). We enrich the information for each publication in InK for better visibility and access and update InK on behalf of faculty with research publications they author based on alerts received from the Web of Science and Scopus.
Email with your past and new full text articles to include in InK.
Information on Publishers’ Copyright and Access Policies
As an institutional repository, we seek to provide access to your publications subject to copyright and publisher permissions. If you do not know what is allowable for distribution, we check SHERPA/ROMEO for permissions by publishers of scholarly journals to determine if you can place a pre-print and/or post-print of the work in the SMU Repository. We inform you of these permissions so that upon confirming them with your publisher agreement, you can have the permitted version of the full-text article made available in the repository. By depositing the full text article with InK, you will be able to further enhance the visibility of your work as well as be able to receive monthly download statistics reports via an personal author dashboard.
Email if you have full text articles to include in the SMU Repository.
Set Up of ResearcherID Accounts
ResearcherID is a service provided by Thomson-Reuters that is complementary to the Web of Science. The service helps with author identification so that your publications included in the Web of Science are correctly attributed to you. ResearcherID helps you track your citation metrics* and learn more about your citing network. You can also find collaborators for your research via ResearcherID. Email if you need assistance in setting up your ResearcherID account.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources like the Web of Science that also has author identification tools. If you need help with your Scopus author ID account, email for assistance.
*Citation metrics in ResearcherID and Scopus are not comprehensive as they are based on articles authored by you that are included in their databases. If you need help with your full citation count, please contact the Research Librarian for your School or email .
Services to Postgraduate Students
Publishing of Dissertations and These
We will place Dissertations and Theses by postgraduate students undertaking PhD and Masters by Research programmes in InK for access by SMU community. Students will need to submit a signed copy of the Publishing Agreement of Dissertations and Theses form to their department with their dissertation/thesis. The form is to indicate if the dissertation or thesis is to be submitted to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) database for open access or open access with an embargo period. The PQDT is a recognized repository for dissertations and theses by institutions around the world.
Services to InK Users
Users of InK can set up personal accounts and receive alerts, indicating their preferred notification criteria and frequency of alerts. Users can also create their own feed alerts using the RSS feature on the navigation bar. The repository interface allows for multiple access points to the contents by browsing or simple and advanced searching.
SMU users, please email for help in locating full-text documents where these are not available in InK.