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About the DRS

The Digital Repository Service (DRS) was developed by Northeastern University Library as a tool for University faculty and staff to protect the valuable information and data that has been created as part of the University’s research and instructional mission.

It provides long-term security for the files it stores to help ensure that data is as accessible and usable in the present and the future.

Anyone is welcome to use the DRS to discover publicly available content, like theses and dissertations or the University Archives and Special Collections Digital Collections. Members of the Northeastern community are encouraged to sign in to access additional content that is not available to the general public, like photographs from the Office of Marketing and Communications or certain research materials.

Members of the Northeastern community can deposit material in the DRS using a few methods:

  • Northeastern faculty and staff can sign in and start depositing right away
  • Members of the Northeastern community can contact DRS staff to get permission to start depositing on behalf of their department or research group
  • Library staff can process and deposit batches of more than 20 files on behalf of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students

DRS Quick Facts

  • 406,163 files
  • 2,772 communities and collections
  • 11,758 Northeastern faculty, staff, and student users
  • DRS files have been viewed, downloaded and streamed more than 9.5 million times
  • Approximately 2,000 daily unique visitors
  • Approximately 3,500 file views, downloads, and streams per day

Counts are accurate as of July 1, 2024.