The heart of the Rutgers University Community Repository (RUcore) is the digital collections that can be searched and used by researchers and students at Rutgers and around the world.

RUcore's mission is to maintain the significant intellectual property of Rutgers University, particularly the unique information created by Rutgers University faculty, graduate students and publishers as part of the university's twin mission to promote research and learning.

RUcore is also intended to preserve and make available the rich primary source materials in the libraries' Special Collections and University Archives. Many of these resources represent significant New Jerseyana in areas such as New Jersey history, labor materials and the papers of prominent New Jersey statesmen and politicians.

Another significant collection that will be highlighted in RUcore is the Institute for Jazz Studies collection, one of the world's premiere collections of correspondence, papers, oral histories, memorabilia and private jazz collections.

RUcore's three-year collection development strategy is focusing on the following strategic areas:

Do you have a research project or primary source collection that fits within the three-year strategic plan? RUcore will insure that your materials are available for your reuse and for the use of scholars anywhere-today and fifty years from now.

RUcore is accepting faculty submissions. Click here to learn more.

RUcore is offers an electronic theses and dissertations application and collection, RUetd, with the graduate schools of Rutgers University. RUcore includes the New Jersey Digital Highway statewide cultural heritage initiative and the New Jersey Environmental Digital Library, with the generous support of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

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