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DigitalCommons@ONU

A quick guide on the institutional repository at Ohio Northern University

Before Submitting Your Works

Before submitting your works to DigitalCommons@ONU, it’s important to consider these questions before hand:

  • What is the type of work(s) do you want to submit? Is it a publication, a poster, a citation, or a paper? What are the file types you’ll be submitting?
  • Who authored the work(s)? When was it created/finished? Do I have the proper permissions from all authors to submit the work(s)?
  • What copyrights do you want to apply to the work(s) you’re submitting? Do I want users to be able to download the work(s) or just be able to view them? Is there a specific date when users can start downloading the work(s)?
  • What keywords best fit the work(s)? What words can users search with to find the work(s)? What subjects or disciplines does the work(s) cover?
  • Students: Have you talked with your professor/instructor about uploading your work(s) to the repository before submitting?

If you need any help answering these questions, feel free to contact your personal librarian, the law library, or digitalcommons@onu.edu.

When you're ready to submit your work(s) to the repository, select either Faculty/Staff or Students from the left-hand column to view the appropriate instructions.

What Can NOT Be Uploaded to DigitalCommons@ONU

Although most content and file types are able to be submitted to DigitalCommons, there are exceptions to what can be uploaded. These exceptions are listed below:

  • Any content violating FERPA/HIPAA regulations
  • Items lacking proper copyright permissions
  • Content not submitted/approved by a member of staff or faculty