What kind of publications can be submitted to Scholars' Mine?
Who can add publications to Scholars' Mine?
How can I add publications to Scholars' Mine?
What about copyright? Is copyright law violated if my work is in Scholars' Mine?
Do I retain copyright to works I submit to Scholars' Mine?
I am a graduate but I do not see my thesis or dissertation. Why? How can I get it added to Scholars' Mine?
Can content be removed from Scholars' Mine?
Scholars' Mine accepts all manner of digital formats. Examples include:
Any S&T faculty, staff, student, department, research center, campus unit or student organization can add content to Scholars' Mine.
If you are faculty, the library periodically reviews scholarly journals and databases for your publications. When we locate publications, we will add them for you. This process is known as harvesting content. Harvested content does not require you to sign a distribution license.
If you are a graduate student, your thesis or dissertation is added after the graduate office has notified the library of your graduation.
In Scholars' Mine some collections have a "Submit Research" link in the left menu bar. Use this link to submit individual publications yourself. You may also notify the library of new or missing publications by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your Vita or a list of publications to add.
All work submitted is reviewed for Copyright compliance and augmented with additional descriptive information by library staff before it is added to Scholars' Mine.
No. All work is reviewed by library staff for copyright compliance before it is added to Scholars' Mine. Most publishers typically allow a form of your publication to be added to institutional repositories. Should there be issues with copyright, you will be contacted by the library. Should your publisher restrict distribution via institutional repositories, we will place a citation of your work in Scholars' Mine, and, if possible, provide a link to the publisher's version of the work.
You are encouraged not to sign away rights to your works, which may happen when you publish in commercial journals. Consider requesting an author's addendum to your publishing contract to allow you to distribute your work in Scholars' Mine. Retaining the copyright allows your work to be made available to students and scholars without subscription fees. You can also choose to publish in Scholars' Mine first. Authors who publish in Scholars' Mine retain copyright in all cases, so you could also publish elsewhere.
Yes, Scholars' Mine does not require you to give up your copyright. You are only required to agree to a non-exclusive distribution license.
For recent graduates:
There are two possible reasons you thesis or dissertations does not appear:
For all other Alumni:
Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Reasonable steps are taken to ensure that content is accurate and authentic. Materials contained within Scholars’ Mine are made available in accordance with publisher policies, non-exclusive license agreements with author(s),compliance with U.S. copyright and intellectual property laws and are not intended for removal except in keeping with internal policy or upon receipt of a valid and proven request for withdrawal.
Valid reason for withdrawal are:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning removing content.
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