Merritt is a digital preservation service that provides the UC community with an easy-to-use tool to manage, archive, and share their content. Merritt provides significant features for valuable digital objects:
- permanent storage
- access via persistent URLs
- tools for long-term management
- easy-to-use interface for deposit and updates
Why use Merritt?
Take control of your content and provide access how and when you want
Merritt enables campus constituencies to have direct control over the management, curation, access, and preservation of the information resources underpinning their scholarly activities.
Share research with others
UC researchers have datasets that they would like to share within and across disciplinary communities. Merritt users can share content via persistent URLs.
Meet the data sharing and preservation requirements of a grant-funded project
Increasingly researchers are required by funding agencies to preserve and share data (such as observational data, experimental results, and code books) as a condition of a grant. Merritt can be used to manage, share, and preserve the research outputs of a grant.
Provide long-term preservation
The UC community holds valuable and unique collections in their libraries, museums, and archives (e.g. specimens, oral history recordings, or photographs) that they would like to make available online and preserve for future use. Merritt provides a trustworthy and dependable environment for the long-term management of these valuable materials.