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Self-Archiving in Digital Commons: 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.

Increased Access = Increased Impact

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To upload your work to DigitalCommons@UMaine, contact your Subject Specialist to request access.

Not sure if you want to self-archive? Learn more at Why Archive or contact, 207.581.1692.

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

Learn more about SelectedWorks and the Impact Dashboard

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.


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