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Self-Archiving in Digital Commons: SelectedWorks

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.

Discover the Expert Gallery Suite

The Expert Gallery Suite includes the UMaine Expert Gallery™, Selected Works scholarly profiles, and individual, author Impact Dashboards. The purpose of the Expert Gallery is to connect faculty with media opportunities, grant funders, and research collaboration opportunities. The gallery also makes it easy to highlight department faculty, grant project participants, and others by allowing the creation of embedded galleries. Information about creating embedded galleries can be found in the Expert Gallery Suite video.

Create a SelectedWorks Page

Selected Works Logo

  1. Go to http://works.bepress.com.
  2. Click the Menu link.
  3. Complete the information form and click Create Account using your maine.edu E-mail address. 
  4. A confirmation message will be sent to the E-mail address you provide.  Click the Confirm Account button in the confirmation E-mail and follow the prompts.
  5. Choose a URL for your Selected Works site (NOTE: this URL cannot be revised).
  6. Enter University of Maine as your institutional affiliation.
  7. Provide your position, title, and up to three research disciplines.
  8. Proceed to Customizing Your Profile, below.

For more information about customizing your profile, visit the Selected Works Author Guide

Customize Your SelectedWorks Profile

Emmanuel Boss About page

All biographical sections appear to the user when logged into his or her account. Only the completed sections will display publicly. To be included in the Expert Gallery™ you must provide your position, organization, discipline(s), and research interests.  It is also recommended you provide a current maine.edu E-mail and ground mail address.

To personalize your biographical profile:

  1. Click on the About tab
  2. Hover your cursor over the section you wish to edit. 
  3. Editing takes place in real-time in the WYSIWYG interface.

Positions Interface
TIP: Affiliating your Selected Works site with the University of Maine will provide your site with the University of Maine branding.

  1. Under Institution, type in "University of Maine" and click the plus sign.
  2. Make certain "Current Position" and "Affiliate my profile with this Institution" are checked.
  3. Enter your college, department, or research unit under Organization.
  4. Complete the remainder of the profile information according to the on screen prompts.

TIP: If you publish under different versions of your name or using multiple email addresses, enter this information in your profile. This information will enable the Import Works tool to seek out and automatically collect your works in Digital Commons.

TIP: When choosing your academic discipline (see illustration below), begin typing in the text box. The Selected Works discipline picker will present you with related disciplines available within the pre-set taxonomy. Check the appropriate boxes and click Save.

For more information view the Selected Works Guide for Authors.

Discipline Picker

Questions?

Question Mark

Questions? Contact your Subject Specialist to learn more about identifying your discipline commons.

Contact

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