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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.

Archiving in DigitalCommons@UMaine

Digital Commons at UMaine

Members of the UMaine community may self-archive full-text documents, images, multimedia content, and datasets at no cost in DigitalCommons@UMaine. 

Self-archiving in the University of Maine's green open access, institutional repository helps faculty, students, and staff to manage their professional reputation, increase scholarly impact, and create a long-term legacy for their academic contributions.

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.

What is the Scope of the Institutional Repository?

DigitalCommons@UMaine showcases the intellectual and creative output of University of Maine faculty, students, and staff. It houses University of Maine institutional archives and publications and primary research materials from Fogler Library Special Collections. 

What kinds of work can be uploaded to DigitalCommons@UMaine?

  • Electronic versions of full text scholarly works
  • Published, peer-reviewed literature
  • Supplemental materials
  • Author's accepted manuscripts
  • Working papers
  • Book chapters
  • Conference papers and posters
  • Creative works (art, music, photography, mixed media)
  • Patents
  • Classroom resources (lecture materials and syllabi)
  • Unpublished scholarly and creative works
  • Unpublished studies, interviews, and technical reports
  • Digital-born files
  • Scanned electronic files

Archiving Big Data

DigitalCommons@UMaine allows researchers to upload digital files up to 2GB in size. The repository accepts native file types from Excel spreadsheets documenting datasets to files for 3D printable objects, computer code, and audio files. 

Collection Policy

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.


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