FAQs

What is COTRspace?

COTRspace is College of the Rockies collaborative resource for the sharing of items of enduring institutional value. COTRspace is designed to preserve digital assets, as well as promote College of the Rockies scholarship and institutional knowledge.

How do I register for an account?

Registration can be done by going to the this page, and filling out the appropriate information. If you have a College of the Rockies email address, please register with your @cotr.bc.ca address.

I'm a College of the Rockies researcher, how do I get my profile or research displayed on COTRspace?

Please visit the Submission page to view and fill out a COTRspace agreement. After you have completed an agreement form, contact Caitlin Miller to have your information uploaded to the site.

What is Arca?

Arca is a collaborative initiative to support the development and implementation of digital repositories at BC post-secondary institutions.  Arca provides access to post-secondary institutional digital assets and research output via a cross-repository search layer. Participating institutions share a single repository, with individual customized website interfaces providing portals to their own content. Arca houses a broad variety of institutional knowledge, including scholarly material and digital assets such as administrative documents, newsletters, images, multimedia, and audiovisual materials.

Arca is built on 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.

What can I find in COTRspace?

COTRspace includes scholarly material and digital assets such as capstones, newsletters, images, and more. For additional information on items housed in COTRspace, contact Caitlin Miller.