This collection development policy is intended to provide a framework for the maintenance of, and the provision of access to, information resources in Western CEDAR, Western Washington University’s institutional repository. CEDAR is a service of Western Libraries, in partnership with the Graduate School, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The policy prioritizes types of scholarship and creative works for inclusion in CEDAR. It is intended as a guide to enhance CEDAR’s reflection of the university’s ongoing curricular and research activities.


CEDAR advances the university’s commitment to enriching academic inquiry and strengthening communities by sharing the expertise and creativity of its faculty, students, and staff. CEDAR serves as a platform to disseminate and promote the research, scholarship, and creative works of Western faculty, students, staff, departments, centers, units, institutes, and programs. By showcasing scholarly and creative works, CEDAR facilitates their global discovery and promotes open access and sustainable scholarly communication.


CEDAR priorities include:

  • Faculty and staff scholarship, including but not limited to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, gray literature, research data, and grant progress reports
  • Sponsored, instructor-selected, or peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student scholarship, original research, and creative works
  • Journals and conferences affiliated with Western’s faculty, students, and staff
  • Content created, managed, and/or stewarded by Western Libraries units that use CEDAR as an effective dissemination tool to meet their programmatic or legal responsibilities

Adding Content to CEDAR

Please contact the Western CEDAR Team at westerncedar@wwu.edu to begin the process of adding materials to CEDAR.

Removing Content from CEDAR

CEDAR seeks to provide enduring access to all deposited works. However, it may be necessary to remove works from CEDAR. Circumstances warranting removal of works may include violation of copyright or publisher’s copyright transfer agreement, plagiarism, or inaccuracy of the content or data. To initiate a viewer-generated withdrawal request, contact the CEDAR team at westerncedar@wwu.edu.


CEDAR is co-administered by the Scholarly Communications Librarian and the Western CEDAR Manager.

Updated May 26, 2021

If you have more questions about Western CEDAR please contact:

Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communication Librarian - jenny.oleen@wwu.edu 650-2613