Q. I already post articles on my personal website. Why should I submit them to UVicSpace?
Submitting to UVicSpace is a streamlined process that is usually easier than maintaining your own site. Items also often have more consistent and comprehensive metadata, making it easier for users to find them. Additionally, Google reportedly crawls institutional repositories more frequently; items are recognized sooner and given more authority (i.e., they show up higher in the search result list) than documents on a personal website.
With a regular website, you risk broken links, while the UVicSpace handle is permanent and will never break. We're also committed to maintaining and migrating certain supported formats, such as PDF, well into the future, so you don't have to worry about the long-term accessibility of your work. Lastly, we take care of all the related maintenance with backups and ensuring server uptime.