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Collections: Scholars Square
Introduction -- Policy and Marketing Information -- Copyright --
Getting Started & Submitting Items -- Glossary of Terms -- FAQs
Scholars Square is a dynamic, web-based institutional repository featuring the intellectual output of the college. As students and faculty create research material and scholarly publications in increasingly complex digital formats, there is a need to
Policy and Marketing Information
For Scholars Square policy and marketing information, please select the featured documents below:
Copyright Notice: Unless otherwise stated, authors retain the copyright for all content posted to Scholars Square. All materials in Scholars Square are subject to Title 17 of the U.S. Code.
For a list of publishers' policies regarding authors' rights to publish pre-prints and post-prints in a repository such as Scholars Square, search the Sherpa Romeo Database or the OakList Database. If you do not already have permission to deposit your work in a digital repository, you may need to write directly to the publisher to request this permission. To make this process easier, Scholars Square has provided a template to use when contacting publishers. You can modify the template as needed, or just fill in the blanks with the appropriate information. Download the Template for Authors in (.rtf) format. Some publishers can also be contacted about permissions via an online web form on their site.
Contributors are strongly encouraged to assign Creative Commons licenses to submissions in order to increase access while retaining certain rights. Descriptions of licenses, as well as instructions on attaching these to files, can be accessed at Creative Commons.
For still more information on digital preservation, public domain, and copyright, please visit the Digital Preservation site at the Library of Congress, Peter Hirtle's Copyright Term and the Public Domain, and the U.S. Copyright Office.
Getting Started & Submitting Items
To establish a Scholars Square Sub-Community or Collection for your academic department or organization, please contact Christopher Raab, Archives and Special Collections Librarian: 717-291-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit items to Scholars Square, please consult the 2-page (.doc) Scholars Square Submission Instructions Document. At this point in time,
College Library staff will catalog and upload your final submission into Scholars
Square. To assist the library, we ask that you read and adhere to the Submission Instructions Document linked above.
Glossary of Terms
For a glossary of Scholars Square terms, please see below:
Administrator - Provides logistical, marketing, and policy oversight for the entire Scholars Square repository. The Administrator customizes the Scholars Square Community home page, manages all aspects of Sub-Community and Collection set-up, trains Sub-Community Coordinators, and configures metadata defaults.
Bitstream - Individual files grouped together in a Bundle and associated with an Item (e.g. license text, .jpegs, .tiffs, pdfs, xml, etc.)
Bundle - A grouping of files associated with an Item.
Collection - Specific group of Submissions within a Sub-Community.
Community - Top level unit within the NITLE DSpace Pilot Service. Each of the 21 participating institutions have been established as a Community within the pilot service.
Coordinator - Contact person selected by a Sub-Community to act as a liaison with the Scholars Square Administrator.
DSpace - The DSpace digital repository system collects, preserves, indexes, and distributes digital research material.
Handle - A persistent URL that points to an item.
Item - A record that describes the file being archived using Dublin Core metadata.
NITLE - The National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE).
Sub-Community - An academic or administrative unit within the F&M Community that houses individual Collections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Policies and Procedures
Who do I contact to establish a Sub-Community or Collection within Scholars Square?Copyright
I recently had an article accepted for publication in a scholarly journal. Can I include an electronic pre-print of my article in Scholars Square?File Types & Links
Is there a preferred file type for submission to Scholars Square?Storage & Access
How much storage space (memory) is available in Scholars Square?
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