Institutional Digital Repository is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material. Repositories are important tools for preserving an organization's legacy; they facilitate digital preservation and scholarly communication.

IDR preserves the author digital work over the long term. IDR provides a way to manage your research materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time.

The IDR is searchable through a number of simple or advanced interfaces. It can be browsed by author, department, subject, and format. The IDR is not necessarily intended to be a destination, but rather a platform for syndicating content. Consequently, information contained in the IDR can easily and seamlessly be incorporated into the Web pages of the campus-wide portal.