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Self-Archiving in Digital Commons

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 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 Subject Specialist or

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. Enter your E-mail and password
  4. Click the reCAPTCHA tick box and respond to the reCAPTCHA request, as appropriate

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.

  1. Send an email to and include:
  • Your academic department or program affiliation (e.g. History, Climate Change Institute),
  • Subject or research area (e.g. Maine history or glaciology),
  • Summary of the full-text content you wish to archive.

Questions?  Contact your Subject Specialist or


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