About the UMIR

The University of Macau Institutional Repository (UMIR) aims to collect, disseminate, and preserve in digital format the research and scholarly output created by the members of the University of Macau (UM) community.

The Repository is built on DSpace, an open source system jointly developed by MIT and Hewett-Packard. For more information, please see Dspace.org.


Purposes of the UMIR
In providing an open access to UM’s scholarly and intellectual outputs to the scholarly community worldwide, UMIR will:
- enhance UM’s global visibility and prestige on the Web;
- preserve and provide long-term access to the collected works;
- help to make UM’s scholarly works more easily discoverable on the Web and therefore better known to other scholars;
- allow UM faculty member to have their work published on an alternate platform.


The UMIR is organized around faculties, departments and collections. One or more collections showing the various material types may appear under each department or faculty.
Collections include, but not limited to, journal articles, pre-prints, research/technical reports, working papers, conference papers, theses and dissertations, presentations, book chapters, and patents. For more information, please check the UMIR Policies


There are basically two ways:

  • Academic staff may submit their publications through the bridge created to link UMIR and the Academic Publication Database. The author has to grant the distribution license to the Library and confirm the submission.
  • Besides, UM staff and students may submit their publication through the Library.


Copyrights and License
When an author submits a publication to UMIR, the author will be requested to grant UM the Non-exclusive Distribution License. This will not prevent the author from publishing the work in any other forum, distributing or archiving in any other ways. The author retains full copyright of the work.
Copyright clearance must be done before submitting any material to the UMIR. Many publishers allow the author to retain self-archiving rights when the author transfers copyrights to them. There are various ways, depending on the content type, to clear the copyright for the material. Some of them are listed here as reference:

  • To look up publisher or journal policy in the SHERPA/ROMEO database. Please refer to: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/
  • To look up publisher policies in the publishers′ own website;
  • To refer to the copyright agreement that you signed with the publisher when the work was published.
If you have any difficulties, you are most welcome to contact our staff, Ms. Lillian Tam, by email: LillianT@umac.mo or phone: 8397 8157.

Non-exclusive Distribution License

I hereby grant to the University of Macau the non-exclusive and royalty free right, to archive the above-mentioned item(s) in whole and in digital format on the University of Macau′s Institutional Repository (UMIR), accessible by the public on the Internet, for purposes of private study, educational use, scholarship or research. I warrant that I have the copyright to make this grant to UMIR. If this work is owned by two or more authors, I hereby also declare that I have gained permission from other author(s) to archive this item(s) on the UMIR.