About the Institutional Repository at Emily Carr University

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The ECU Institutional Repository is a platform that collects, showcases and preserves works created by the ECU community and items related to the university’s history. Content on the institutional repository is freely accessible to the public. Our current collections include:

  • Academic Calendar Archive
  • Archival Photograph Collection
  • Degree Exhibition Documentation
  • Graduate Student Theses Collection
  • Student Publications
  • ​Wosk Masterworks Print Collection

We are currently focused on building digital collections that highlight the scholarly and creative output of ECUAD students, faculty, and staff. The institutional repository is currently collecting materials in the following areas:

  • Masters’ theses
  • Degree exhibition images
  • Digitized materials from the ECUAD archives and special collections

For more information about the ECU Institutional Repository, please contact:

Danuta Zwierciadlowski
Electronic Resources + Archives Librarian

Hillary Webb
Systems + Technical Services Librarian



Arca is a collaborative project of British Columbia post-secondary institutions to provide anytime, anywhere access to research created at BC post-secondary institutions.  Arca is a province-wide network of digital repositories that: provide access to faculty and student research output across multiple post-secondary institutions via a cross-repository search layer; support the management of institutional digital assets; showcase BC as a hub for knowledge creation across Canada and around the world.

Arca is powered by Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide. This shared platform provides post-secondary institutions with open-access repositories for research, theses, and any other digital assets they wish to make available to the wider community.

Arca is made possible by a partnership between the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) and Charlottetown, PEI-based software firm discoverygarden, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education.​