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Digital Commons @ UMaine: Digital Commons

Learn how UMaine's Institutional Repository (IR) brings all of a University's research together under one umbrella with an aim to preserve and provide free, open access to that research.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Desk top and laptop images  Learn about creating an account in Digital Commons and Selected Works, or visit our step-by-step tutorials for copyright checking and uploading content.

Increased Access = Increased Impact

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To upload your work to DigitalCommons@UMaine, contact your subject area specialist to request access.

Not sure if you want to self-archive? Learn more at Why Archive or contact Kimberly Sawtelle, 207-581-1692, or by First Class E-mail.

Why Selected Works?

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Manage your online reputation. Personalize your SelectedWorks page with a CV, profile picture, and institutional affiliation.

  • Disseminate papers, publications, and presentations via RSS feed
  • Attract new readers using social media tools and search engine optimization
  • Build a network of interdisciplinary colleagues and collaborators
  • Receive monthly readership reports
  • Automatically synch works in DigitalCommons@UMaine

What Is DigitalCommons@UMaine?

Open Access Initiatives

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.

Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR)
Summary of the bipartisan legislation to advance Open Archiving of publically-funded research outputs.

Office for Scholarly Communication (Harvard University)
Spearheading Harvard University's initiative to open, share, and preserve scholarship.

Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)
Recommendations developed by leaders in the Open Access movement.

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.


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