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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  • Deterrence Theory: Success or Failure in Arab-Israeli Wars 

    Lieberman, Elli (National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies, 1995-10)
  • Shifting Sands: Contemporary trends in powder animation 

    Parks, Corrie Francis
    Backlit animation capitalizes on the purity of light pouring directly into the camera and no technique maximizes the nuances of that light better than sand animation. This paper will discuss the historical variations on ...
  • MISR Radiance Anomalies Induced by Stratospheric Volcanic Aerosols 

    Wu, Dong L.; Wang, Tao; Várnai, Tamás; Limbacher, James A.; Kahn, Ralph A.; Taha, Ghassan; Lee, Jae N.; Gong, Jie; Yuan, Tianle (MDPI, 2018-11-23)
    The 16-year MISR monthly radiances are analyzed in this study, showing significant enhancements of anisotropic scattering at high latitudes after several major volcanic eruptions with injection heights greater than 14 km. ...
  • How the Semantic Web is Being Used:An Analysis of FOAF Documents 

    Ding, Li; Zhou, Lina; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (2005-01-03)
    Semantic Web researchers have initially focused on the representation, development and use of ontologies but paid less attention to the social and structural relationships involved. The past year has seen a dramatic increase ...
  • The Effects of Music on Students’ Ability to Recognize Letters 

    Wenger, Jane (2018-12-11)
    The purpose for this study was to determine whether music influences a student’s ability to recognize letters. For this study there was a null hypothesis, that there would be no statistically significant difference in the ...

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