Skip to main content
Banner Image

Self-Archiving in Digital Commons: Create Account

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.

Step 1: Create a New Account

To Create a New Account

  1. Go to "My Account" in DigitalCommons@UMaine.
  2. Click the "Sign up" button under Create New Account.
  3. Enter a valid First Class or E-mail address.
  4. Enter your name.
  5. Enter your institutional affiliation (select University of Maine—Main from the drop-down menu).
  6. Create a password.
  7. Click the "Sign up" button at the bottom of the form.
  8. You will receive a confirmation E-mail at the address you provided. Follow the link and any additional instructions in the confirmation E-mail.
  9. Questions? Contact your Library Liaison or Kimberly Sawtelle.

Create New Account Video

Step 2: How to Login

To Login

Digital Commons Login Link, "My Account"

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "My Account" at the top of the page.
  3. Login using your E-mail and password

Step 3: Obtain Access Privileges to Upload Content

Now you have activated your DigitalCommons@UMaine account, you're ready to request access privileges to self-archive within a particular series, such as Forest Resources Faculty Scholarship.

  1. Login to your account. (See How to Login above.)
  2. From the DigitalCommons@UMaine landing page, click the Submit Your Research link in the sidebar menu.
  3. Click on the link for the Faculty Scholarship collection to which you wish to contribute.
  4. Provide your name; First Class or E-mail address; college, department, or research unit affiliation; and a contact phone number using the web form.
  5. Questions?  Contact your Library Liaison or Kimberly Sawtelle.


Question Mark

Questions? Contact your subject area specialist to learn more about identifying your discipline commons.


Kimberly Sawtelle
5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5729
Phone: 207-581-1692
Fax: 207-581-1653
Website / Blog Page

Library Hours

Regular Building Hours
(May 14, 2016 – Aug. 28, 2016 )

Monday – Thursday
Saturday – Sunday
8 am – 9 pm
8 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm

More information on our hours page.

5729 Fogler Library · University of Maine · Orono, ME 04469-5729 ; (207) 581-1673

Chat is offline. Contact the library.