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.
Fogler Library Technical Services staff is available at your convenience, to provide in-person training and phone support to faculty, staff, and students engaged in self-archiving. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.581.1692 to schedule a training opportunity. Group and one-on-one training sessions are available.
Original Student Research
Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to submit approved original research papers, poster presentations, and other scholarly and creative work to DigitalCommons@UMaine. Student work must be accompanied by an authorization form signed by a faculty advisor for each work being submitted to the repository. Learn more about submitting student work.
PUBLISHER LOCATION: Enter the publisher's location.
RIGHTS STATEMENT: Select the appropriate rights statement to communicate the copyright and reuse status of the digital object you are uploading. For additional explanation, please visit Rights Statements.
LANGUAGE: If the work is not published in English, enter the language of publication.
FIRST PAGE: Enter the first and last page numbers for articles and book chapters.
LAST PAGE: Enter the issue, publication, and volume numbers for journals in which published articles originally appeared.
ISSUE NUMBER: Enter the issue number from the original citation.
PUBLICATION NUMBER: Enter the article number, as appropriate.
VOLUME NUMBER: Enter the volume number from the original citation.
PLACE OF CONFERENCE: For conference proceedings, enter the location the conference was held as well as the sponsor.
CONFERENCE SPONSOR: Enter list of conference sponsors separated by commas.
SOFTWARE VERSION: For software, provide the version number.
EMBARGO PERIOD: Enter the embargo period (if any) for published articles.
No embargo period: if the publisher's embargo period has already expired.
6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, or 3 years, depending on publisher stipulations in the author copyright agreement. Digital Commons will automatically release the article from the date of upload.
KEYWORDS: Enter appropriate keywords to facilitate discovery and indexing in Google. [Recommended: Enhances discoverability.]
ABSTRACT/SUMMARY: Enter an abstract for the work. For papers and articles, simply copy and paste the abstract into the field. [Recommended: Enhances discoverability.]
COMMENTS: Enter additional comments, as appropriate, including such things as funding sources, acknowledgements, etc.
REPOSITORY CITATION: Enter a Repository Citation if you wish to override the MLA citation automatically generated by DigitalCommons@UMaine.
CITATION/PUBLISHER ATTRIBUTION: Enter the original publisher citation.
PUBLISHER STATEMENT: Enter a publisher's statement, as appropriate. (Alternative field for publisher copyright statement using the copyright, if not entered in Rights field noted above.)
DOI: Enter a work's DOI, if available. [Recommended: Enhances discoverability and required by some publishers.]
VERSION: Select the appropriate version of the work: pre-print (aka the author’s accepted manuscript), post-print (aka final draft of author's manuscript post-refereeing), publisher's version, or other.
CREATIVE COMMONS: If appropriate, indicate any Creative Commons License.
PEER REVIEWED: Check peer-reviewed, as appropriate.
UPLOAD FILE: Upload the file.
STREAMING MEDIA: If the work is streaming media, provide a link out to the video.
MEDIA FORMAT: If the work is streaming media, indicate the media format. (YouTube and Vimeo platforms recommended to provide long-term stability for streaming media content.)
PUBLICATION STATUS: If the work was previously published, select the appropriate response.
ADDITIONAL FILES: Attach any additional files associated with the work (such as spreadsheets or photographs). Follow directions provided in pop-up window.
SUBMIT: Click submit to ingest content and queue for publication. Click cancel to cancel the upload.