KUPS repository

The Cologne University Publication Server KUPS serves both as a publication server and a university bibliography.

  • As a publication server KUPS offers all members of the University of Cologne a platform for digitally publishing scientific documents and for making them available according to open access guidelines.
  • As university bibliography KUPS aims to record all publication data of university members.

In this function KUPS contributes to making research activities visible.

KUPS is operated by the University and City Library (USB) Cologne and will be further developed in close cooperation with universitiy committees. In compliance with quality standards the USB provides scientific documents and bibliographic metadata online for research and teaching. The digital documents and data sets receive persistent identifiers and addresses, and are indexed within national and international library catalogues, search engines, and other reference tools. Furthermore, digital preservation is guaranteed for at least five years.

Publication types in KUPS

  • Final theses: dissertations, habilitation dissertations, diploma and magister theses, bachelor or master's theses
  • Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät only: Thesis abstracts
  • Book Sections, items in conference proceedings, items and annotations in a legal commentary
  • Books, conference items and legal commentaries
  • Jornals and journal articles
  • Preprints, working papers and reports
  • Conference items

Recommendations and standards of national and international organizations such as the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI) or the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) are taken into account in the operation and the development of KUPS.