SCARAB (Scholarly Communication and Research at Bates) is designed to offer open access to scholarship and research produced or sponsored by Bates College. Administered by Information and Library Services, SCARAB has a dual role in both promoting access to the college's scholarly output and ensuring its long-term preservation.

About Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a college's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.

To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit our IR research page.