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A quick guide on the institutional repository at Ohio Northern University

Getting Started

To begin uploading your work to DigitalCommons@ONU, you’ll first need to contact your professor/instructor for the class in which the work was completed about whether it can be uploaded to the repository.

If the work is eligible for submission to the repository, you and your professor will next need to contact a librarian to discuss setting up a collection for your work. Undergraduate students should contact your personal librarian, law students should contact a law librarian, and any student can email for more information.

Once you've done that, the library will get started on setting up a collection for you to submit your work to. Depending on the depth of the work you're submitting, your personal librarian or the repository administrator may reach out to you with some questions.

After the necessary structure is established, you can begin submitting your works to DigitalCommons@ONU!

Uploading Works as a Student

When submitting works to DigitalCommons@ONU, remember these general rules:

  1. All works submitted must be clear of copyright violations and plagiarism, and comply with all Ohio Northern University student handbook policies on Academic Offenses.
  2. Author(s) retain copyright ownership and Ohio Northern University makes no claims of ownership for institutional repository contributions.
  3. All submissions will require a signed non-exclusive license attached as a supplemental material.
  4. The work must be original, produced and submitted (or approved by) a faculty, staff, student, organization or department of Ohio Northern University.
  5. If revisions are to be made, they must be done before the final draft is submitted.
  6. Student works contributed should be creative, scholarly in nature, research-oriented or of institutional significance. Examples may include: capstone projects, student-produced journals or newsletters, conference posters or presentations (as long as permission has been granted by the conference organization), creative works, etc.
  7. All listed authors involved in the creation of a work must grant written permission as a condition of inclusion in the ONU IR. For example, if a work was created by a faculty member and a student, the faculty member must give permission to deposit the work in addition to the student.