About the repository

La Trobe University Research Online is a repository designed to:

  • Increase the visibility of La Trobe University's publications through open access records that can be harvested by major search engines such as Google.
  • Increase the impact and citation rates of the University's research publications by increasing their visibility.
  • Facilitate collaboration between researchers by enabling them to easily share data and publications.
  • Preserve the University's research outputs for the future.

A repository in the sense used here stores, describes and distributes digital objects which could be traditional publications such as journal articles but could also be images, data or anything that can be stored digitally.