Anyone is allowed to view the RIT DML. However, the information is organized into Communities. Within these Communities, there are moderators who control the information that is posted. These moderators can also control who sees certain information. For example, there are minutes from Academic Senate meetings that are not accessible to just anyone. You have to have a log in name, password, and permission in order to view some information.
The RIT DML provides varied sources of information, with 2,500 items currently available.
“Here you can find articles, working papers, preprints, technical reports, conference papers and data sets in various digital formats.”
Some of these documents and materials are “born digital.” However, many pieces of information are provided to the Publishing and Scholarship Support Center (PSSC) at Wallace Library in order to be digitized and added to the RIT DML. For example, a current project is the digitization of all Reporter magazines (RIT’s student run magazine) from 1951 until they began digitally archiving their own copies in 2000. This task is a huge one, seeing as an average of 32 issues are released per academic year.
More information about the RIT DML can be found here: https://ritdml.rit.edu/dspace/