Authors' rights: Tip 3

Just in case you’d like to know a little more about archiving your work, here are some resources.

If you want to know what your publisher’s usual policies about self-archiving are, you can go to the SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving Web site and search by publisher or journal title. This website makes clear whether the publisher allows you to archive a pre-print, post-print, or publisher’s .pdf.

You might want to talk to Janet Webster (janet.webster@oregonstate.edu, 541-867-0108) about archiving your work. It doesn’t have to be that hard.

If the process of archiving your work seems a bit overwhelming, the OSU Libraries will be glad to help you. You might consider placing your work in our digital repository, Scholars Archive@OSU . And you don’t have to be directly affiliated with OSU to be able to contribute, ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University's digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community. It also includes materials from outside the institution in support of the university's land, sun, sea and space grant missions and other research interests.

To have the library deposit your scholarly material for you:
Ask your research librarian or Sue Kunda (sue.kunda@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-7262) to have a collection created for your unit and/or for yourself. For an example of a collection, see University Libraries collection of Papers, Articles and Conference Proceedings.
Send your scholarly materials as email attachments or on a CD to Sue Kunda at the Valley Libraryor contact your research librarian to discuss options for submitting your research.
The library will find out whether the research can be legally deposited in ScholarsArchive@OSU, submit your research to ScholarsArchive@OSU, and notify you when it is available.

Posted - August 04, 2011