Skip to main content
Libraries Research Guides

eCommons and Selected Works: Nifty examples

An introduction and startup guide to the University of Dayton's institutional repository and faculty scholarship platform

More information

Sometimes, issues arise as we work with authors to put their content on the repository. Here are some issues and solutions and tidbits of wisdom we've learned over time.

  • You didn't save your postprint: Are you sure? Look again. Try file cabinets, too. If you only have a hard copy … that’s OK. We can scan it.
  • From this point forward: Always save your postprints. Also, save your copyright transfer agreement … and don’t forget to retain the right to archive your postprint in an institutional repository.
  • Better yet: Get your paper into the repository as soon as it’s accepted for publication.
  • Retaining the right to archive: Ask for it on your copyright transfer agreement. Publishers are more receptive to granting it as open access gains more footing; it brings attention to their journals, too.
  • Granting permission: We need permission from you to put your research on eCommons. Here’s a permission form. You can use one for a whole list of past publications and a new one for every time you have a new paper accepted. You can also just send an email granting us permission to archive your work in eCommons.

LINKS

eCommons FAQs

Open Access Fund

 

Check out these sample sites

From the launch of eCommons in October 2013 to the summer of 2016, we've logged more than 250,000 downloads. Check out some of the ways we can present information.

More databases