About Athenaeum@UGA


The open access Athenaeum@UGA showcases and preserves scholarship, creativity, and other works unique to the UGA community. The UGA Libraries manage Athenaeum for the University, and is a partner in the state-wide GALILEO Knowledge Repository.


Athenaeum@UGA houses unique scholarly content produced by the University of Georgia community. Our current collection includes UGA thesis and dissertations dating back to 1999 and a growing collection of research papers from campus institutes and departments. Athenaeum accommodates both born-digital materials and items that have been converted to digital, including text, images, audio, video, 3D data, and will add other formats as they become relevant in future.

We invite submissions for the following types of works, to name a few, by the UGA campus community into Athenaeum:

  • Peer-reviewed publications (journal articles or book chapters)
  • Research materials
  • Curriculum materials (course syllabi, multimedia instruction, etc.)
  • Conference papers
  • Research Posters
  • Music scores
  • Performances

Roles and Responsibilities

Athenaeum accepts, stores, and provides access to materials in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, Title 17 United States Code, and other laws governing privacy and intellectual property.

To deposit their works in Athenaeum, contributors must be members of the UGA academic community and grant the University a nonexclusive, perpetual license to accept their work, archive it in whatever current or future format determined to be appropriate, and display the works on a royalty-free basis.

Using the Deposit Agreement Form below, contributors affirm that they have the right to deposit a digital copy of their work, and that making the work available through the UGA-KR does not violate any other party's intellectual property, privacy, or other proprietary right. Prior to making a deposit, it is recommended that contributors consult the Intellectual Property Policy of the University of Georgia Intellectual Property Policy of the University of Georgia per the Office of the Vice President for Research. It is also highly recommended that contributors learn about their rights and responsibilities with third parties such as funding agencies and publishers before submitting their works in Athenaeum.

For additional information and consultation about author rights, please contact Mariann Burright, Head of Science Collections and Scholarly Communication, at mariann@uga.edu.


With the exception of theses and dissertations under embargo, works in Athenaeum will be made openly accessible via the Internet, as Athenaeum is intended to serve as permanent archive of the submitted material.

Removal of Content

Authors should refer requests to remove materials from Athenaeum to Mary Willoughby at athenaeum-help@mail.libs.uga.edu. The exception is electronic theses and dissertations governed by agreements and policies administered by the Graduate School.

Forms and Policies