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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.

Student Work

Student Works in Digital Commons

UMaine students may submit work that has been authorized by sponsoring faculty. Student work will be made available under the relevant academic Department, School, or program within the Digital Commons. Student work must be accompanied by an authorization form signed by a faculty advisor for each work being submitted to the repository. For more information, please review the full Student Work Submission Instructions.

Prepare Documentation

Self-archiving in DigitalCommons@UMaine requires the minimum entry of five data fields:

  • Title
  • Author name(s)
  • Publication Date
  • Embargo period
  • Version

Optimal discoverability via Digital Commons' Search Engine Optimization requires the inclusion of:

  • Subject discipline
  • Keywords
  • Abstract

Providing these key pieces of metadata will facilitate the accurate reflection of scholarly works in Digital Commons and maximize discoverability by search engine software. These are important components in managing one's online reputation through Digital Commons, Selected Works, and the Expert Gallery.

Excel worksheet:

Full data collection (Excel97-2003 version)
This worksheet includes sample data which should be deleted by the user prior to compiling new data.


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