Maryland Shared Open Access Repository

MD-SOAR is a shared digital repository platform for eleven colleges and universities in Maryland. It is currently funded by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium ( and other participating partner institutions. MD-SOAR is jointly governed by all participating libraries, who have agreed to share policies and practices that are necessary and appropriate for the shared platform. Within this broad framework, each library provides customized repository services and collections that meet local institutional needs. Please follow the links below to learn more about each library's repository services and collections.

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  • Applying Differential Privacy to Search Queries in a Policy Based Interactive Framework 

    Kodeswaran, Palanivel Andiappan; Viegas, Evelyne (ACM, 2009-11-06)
    Web search logs are of growing importance to researchers as they help understanding search behavior and search engine performance. However, search logs typically contain sensitive information about users and therefore ...
  • Automatic Discovery of Semantic Relations using MindNet 

    Syed, Zareen; Viegas, Evelyne; Parastatidis, Savas (2010-05-19)
    Information extraction deals with extracting entities (such as people,organizations or locations) and named relations between entities (such as "People born-in Country") from text documents. An important challenge in ...
  • Efficiency of harmonic quantum Otto engines at maximal power 

    Deffner, Sebastian (2018-11-10)
    Recent experimental breakthroughs produced the first nano heat engines that have the potential to harness quantum resources. An instrumental question is how their performance measures up against the efficiency of classical ...
  • A Semantic Approach to Automate Service Management in the Cloud 

    Joshi, Karuna Pande; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena (2011-06-01)
    Virtualized service models are now emerging and re-defining the way information technology is delivered. Managing these services efficiently over the cloud is an open challenge. In this paper, we describe an integrated ...
  • Policy based Cloud Services on a VCL platform 

    Joshi, Karuna Pande; Yesha, Yelena; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (2012-04-19)
    Managing and delivering virtualized cloud based services is an open challenge. Current research is focused on specific parts like service discovery; composition etc. and there is no holistic view of what would constitute ...

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