How to deposit scholarly work to Sycamore Scholars
Contributing to Sycamore Scholars
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 Kayla Siddell, Data Curation Librarian, Cunningham Memorial Library, 6 1/2 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.
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.