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How to deposit scholarly work to Sycamore Scholars


Contributing to Sycamore Scholars

Who can add content to Sycamore Scholars?
Any ISU faculty member or researcher,student, and staff can add content to Sycamore Scholars. Content must be added to a community that exists, or into a new community. Departments, Labs, Centers and other ISU units can also establish communities in DSpace. See What is a Sycamore Scholars Community for more information.

What kind of content can I add to Sycamore Scholars?
Sycamore Scholars accepts all manner of digital formats. Here are some examples:

  • Documents, such as articles, preprints, working papers, technical reports, or conference presentations
  • Books
  • Theses
  • Data sets
  • Artifacts
  • Artifacts
  • Maps
  • Specimens
  • Images
  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Leture Notes

What kind of file formats can I add to Sycamore Scholars?
Sycamore Scholars accepts many kinds of digital formats. For more information about file formats, see Sycamore Scholars Supported Formats on .

How can I deposit my work into Sycamore Scholars?
Before you can submit items, a "collection" needs to be established to receive your work. Please contact Lucy Wang, Digital and Archive Services, Cunningham Memorial Library,650 Sycamore Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809 , 812-237-3052, contact us. Members of Digital Repository Committee are available to meet with your department to demonstrate Sycamore Scholars and discuss it's benefits.

After a collection is set up, you can go to Sycamore Scholars register first,then log in and submit to your collection. Adding items is a simple, online, fill-in-the-blanks process. Items you submit are reviewed and optimized for discoverability before being archived in Sycamore Scholars.

Can I deposit an article that has been published in a journal?
Probably. Even if you transferred copyright to the publisher, most publishers allow you to deposit a copy of the article in a repository such as Sycamore Scholars. Many publishers stipulate that you must use your reviewed, revised manuscript and not the formatted version that appeared in the journal. When you submit your work to Sycamore Scholars, the library will verify the publisher's policy and contact you if there are any questions.

I'm an ISU alum. How can I get my thesis added to Sycamore Scholars?
If you are a recent ISU graduate and have access to the file that your paper thesis was printed from, you can convert this file to PDF and send it to the ISU library to add to Sycamore Scholars.

You may also request that the ISU library scan your thesis and add it to Sycamore Scholars. Scanning of paper theses is completed on a cost recovery basis.

What if I have a co-author who isn't affiliated with ISU? Can I still deposit the work?
As long as your co-author does not object to depositing the work in the Sycamore Scholars, only one author needs to be affiliated with ISU. It is also acceptable to deposit a work into more than one institutional repository. For example, you could deposit the work in the Indiana State Sycamore Scholars and your co-author could deposit it into his or her institutional repository.

I have only printed copies of my articles. How can I add them to Sycamore Scholars?
Print materials can be scanned and the files submitted to Sycamore Scholars.

 

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