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Self-Archiving in Digital Commons: Why Archive

The purpose of DigitalCommons@UMaine is to provide long-term access to the scholarly and creative output of University of Maine faculty and staff. Consult this suite of tutorial pages to learn how to archive your work.

Why archive in Digital Commons?

Self-archiving in UMaine's open access, institutional repository helps faculty, students, and staff manage their professional reputations, increase scholarly impact, and create a long-term legacy for their academic contributions. Additionally, many Federal agencies now require grant recipients to archive research data and published findings in appropriate public archives to facilitate results validation and support work by other researchers. For additional perspective on this, view the embedded National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge video, below.  The Advanced Computing Group at the UMaine offers the Maine Dataverse Network for big data archiving while DigitalCommons@UMaine provides open access to published research findings.

NIH Big Data To Knowledge: Sharing Big Data

Archiving in DigitalCommons@UMaine

Members of the UMaine community may self-archive only full-text work that can be made openly available online.  Many publishers now allow university scholars to post full-text copies of an author's accepted manuscript (if not the publisher's version) in an open access, institutional repository. 

For some published works, permission to post full text content must be secured in writing. Please refer to our information regarding Copyright Retention and the process of checking for and obtaining Copyright Permissions. If you have questions about copyright permissions, please contact your Subject Specialist for assistance.

What is the Scope of the Institutional Repository?

The institutional repository includes the intellectual and creative output of University of Maine faculty, student, and staff. It houses University of Maine institutional archives and publications and primary research materials from Fogler Library Special Collections. Additional information is available in the Digital Commons Collection Policy.

What specific kinds of work can be uploaded to DigitalCommons@UMaine?

  • Electronic versions of full text scholarly works
  • Published, peer-reviewed literature
  • Supplemental materials
  • Author's accepted manuscripts
  • Working papers
  • Book chapters
  • Conference papers and posters
  • Creative works (art, music, photography, mixed media)
  • Patents
  • Classroom resources (lecture materials and syllabi)
  • Unpublished scholarly and creative works
  • Unpublished studies, interviews, and technical reports
  • Digital-born files
  • Scanned electronic files

For specific examples of faculty contributions to Digital Commons, visit the Resources tab.

Collection Policy

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DigitalCommons@UMaine showcases the intellectual and creative output of the University of Maine. The Digital Commons Collection Policy provides guidance about the scope and criteria for submissions.

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