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 to provide in-person training and phone support to faculty, staff, and students engaged in self-archiving. Contact Kimberly Sawtelle by E-mail or at 207-581-1692 to schedule a training opportunity. Group and one-on-one training sessions are available.
Step-by-Step Metadata Entry
From your "My Account" page (illustrated above), select the "Upload" link.
DigitalCommons@UMaine requests standard bibliographic data be entered into the fields provided (required data fields are flagged with red type).
Select the Document Type from the drop-down menu.
Enter the title of the work
Enter the author's name. Click the green plus sign (+) to add extra lines for multiple authors. To edit an entry, click the pencil icon. To delete an entry, click the red (x) icon.
For UMaine authors and current staff members, enter a valid Email address. This step allows for delivery of monthly download statistics.
For a book or monograph, enter the edition of the work.
Enter the name(s) of the editor(s), as appropriate.
For published articles and book chapters, enter the title of the publication in which the work appears.
Enter the publisher name for journals, books, and/or software.
Enter the publication date.
Enter the publisher's location.
If the work is not published in English, enter the language of publication.
Enter the first and last page numbers for articles and book chapters.
Enter the issue, publication, and volume numbers for journals in which published articles originally appeared.
For conference proceedings, enter the location the conference was held as well as the sponsor.
For software, provide the version number.
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.
Enter appropriate keywords to facilitate discovery and indexing in Google. [Recommended: Enhances discoverability.]