NOAA's Institutional Repository (IR) is curated by the NOAA Libraries to collect and disseminate materials published by NOAA authors.
All NOAA authors and grantees are required to submit their publications no later than one year after publication to the IR according to the NOAA Public Access Policy for Scholarly Publications (Public Access Policy). Grantees include those who receive funding via NOAA Cooperative Institutes or Science Centers or those who have received direct funding (grant or contract) from any NOAA Office.
For more information about the NOAA IR and submissions, please visit the IR Submission FAQs
Does My Submission need to be Section 508 Compliant?
The Big 5: Section 508 Compliance Requirements for NOAA Institutional Repository Submissions
The NOAA Central Library checks all NOAA publications and Journal article manuscripts submitted to the NOAA IR for the following accessibility elements:
These are the minimum requirements NOAA publications and journal articles must pass to be archived in the NOAA IR. If your item does not meet these, it will be returned for corrections. Our team will provide feedback as to what needs to be altered in the document.
Tools and Resources to Get Started
Still Having Issues?
Have questions? Need some additional guidance? Contact our Section 508 Specialists via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or your can visit us during our weekly (Tuesdays from 2-3:30pm ET) Office Hours via Google Hangouts . To access the Google Hangout you must have a noaa.gov email address.