Welcome to the repository for University of Maryland research.
The Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) collects, preserves, and provides public access to the scholarly output of the university. Faculty and researchers can upload research products for rapid dissemination, global visibility and impact, and long-term preservation.
You can use DRUM to share and preserve a wide range of research products, such as:
- Articles, papers, books, and technical reports
- Data and code
- Supplemental material for journal articles
- Presentations and posters
- Theses and dissertations
To get started, review our short guide to submitting your research.
You can track views and downloads of your research, and everything in DRUM is indexed by Google and Google Scholar. You receive a permanent DOI for your items, making it easy for other researchers to cite your work.
Depositing research in DRUM can help you satisfy data management and sharing requirements from the NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies and journals.Submit
Communities in DRUM
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Collections Organized by Department
UM Community-managed Collections
Valuing On-Farm Heir’s Sweat Equity Is Complicated: Agreements Can Fairly Compensate On-Farm Heirs (2018-10)Determining the value of sweat equity can be both challenging and controversial for farm families. Sweat equity arises as an issue when an on-farm heir receives payment at below market rate, and the farm business grows in ...
History of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park: 1894 to 2018 (2018-10-15)Research and education activities of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1894 to 2018. Significant growth in the student body, research depth and breadth, and the size and quality of ...
(2018)Ponds in Frederick, MD were fertilized with chicken manure to increase the nutrient load in the water and stimulate microalgal growth. Nutrient analyses indicate that fertilization results in significant increases in the ...
The Cost of Keeping It: Towards Effective Cost-Modeling for Digital Preservation at the University of Maryland (2018-09)With the introduction of tools like the DLF’s Digitization Cost Calculator, forecasting and fundraising for digitization projects can be achieved with transparency and clarity. However, estimating and articulating the ...
(2018)This dissertation examines the extent to which sentence interpretations are incrementally encoded in memory. While traditional models of sentence processing assume that comprehension results in a single interpretation, ...