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eCommons and Selected Works: About SelectedWorks

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

About SelectedWorks

Selected Works, administered by bepress, provides scholars with a means to collect their biographical information, teaching and research in one place to showcase their scholarly work, communicate with others in the field, and attract or maintain research partnerships and funding. It’s somewhat similar to the faculty biographies on department websites … but the URL is permanent, and new scholarship in eCommons can be added to it in just a few clicks.

NEW USERS: Start a SelectedWorks page

RETURNING USERS: Login here.

Add your work to eCommons first

We recommend that you always put your scholarly work in eCommons first, rather than uploading new content directly to SelectedWorks. This ensures that downloads of your work from both SelectedWorks and eCommons are recorded in one report. 

Note: eCommons complies with publishers’ copyright policies, which vary widely from one publication to another. Please consult with eCommons staff to determine what formats or versions of your research can be posted to open-access resources.

Starting a SelectedWorks page

All University of Dayton faculty and staff are eligible to have a SelectedWorks page affiliated with the University. Upon request, an administrator of eCommons will create these pages on behalf of faculty and staff. Contact eCommons staff.

SelectedWorks combines the individuality of a faculty page with the functionality, content and automation of eCommons. Like eCommons, it’s optimized for Google and Google Scholar, which increases discoverability.

HOW IT WORKS

Download the SelectedWorks User Guide.

If you already have a SelectedWorks site: You can now affiliate it with the University of Dayton. Just log in, select the “About” tab and add your current position at the University. In the "institution" field, type in "University of Dayton." Hit "save," and your page will adopt the UD banner. Revise your site as you wish by clicking on the blue pencil icon next to the field you'd like to edit.

If you’re new to SelectedWorks: Go to http://works.bepress.com and click "Menu" in the blue bar at the top of the page. Select "Sign up." Fill out the required fields, starting with your UD email address. Click "Create account." Follow the instructions from there.

Adding work: Click the "Add work" button and select "Import works." This will search the Digital Commons network (including eCommons) and identify any papers that might be yours. Click the box next to each title that is yours; choose the appropriate document type; and choose appropriate display categories. Then, click "Import." The paper will then appear on your site.​

  1. If you have new scholarly works to add to eCommons, send them to eCommons@udayton.edu. Staff will add them to the repository, and then you can import them to your SelectedWorks page.
  2. If you have works that do not fit in the scope of eCommons, you can upload the content directly to your SelectedWorks page using the “Upload a file” function. Click on "Add work" and select "Upload a file."

You can revise your page at any time. You can also delegate access to an assistant or colleague. To delegate administrative privileges, click on the three-line icon to the right of your name on the page banner and select "Access management." Under the "Delegate" section, enter the name and email of the person you're authorizing to manage your page.