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Frequently Asked Questions



Who can make deposits to AcademicArchive?

Any faculty member of Texas Wesleyan University, students with faculty-approved work, and staff members on behalf of the university. The work must have been completed during the contributor’s official affiliation with Texas Wesleyan University.



What can be posted? Who decides?

See our policies page with a detailed list of types of work that fit within the collection guidelines.



What are the benefits to putting my work in AcademicArchive?



How can I post my work?

Contact the AcademicArchive Coordinator, Lizz Bridges. Send your work as an attachment, or bring it to the library (Technical Services, room 107) on a jump drive. Technical Services also has the capability to digitize paper documents. You will sign a deposit agreement and provide some metadata. You can expect to see your work in the archive within two days.



What electronic formats are acceptable?

The AcademicArchive can handle almost any kind of electronic format: text, image, audio and video files.



My work is already published, or in another open access repository. Why should I put it in AcademicArchive?



Is AcademicArchive indexed by online search engines?

Absolutely! The AcademicArchive is enabled to be harvested by search engines including Google, and also by WorldCat, the world-wide online catalog.



How else will people find AcademicArchive?

AcademicArchive is available as a database on the West Library’s website and can be linked to from faculty and department websites. The AcademicArchive is also listed in online directories such as ROAR and OpenDoar.



What do I do about copyright?

If your work has not been licensed, it is a good idea to have that done before you submit your work to AcademicArchive. Creative Commons is a great service that helps you to get a license for your work for free. Texas Wesleyan’s CETL is available to help faculty with licensing if needed.



Can I control who sees my work in AcademicArchive?

No. We do not have a way to keep work hidden. If it is in the AcademicArchive, it is available to the world.



What if I want to remove my work from AcademicArchive?

Your work can be removed from AcademicArchive. The following circumstances may merit withdrawal of items:

Theses and Dissertations are not exchangeable, but a second edition can be added.

Contact AcademicArchive Coordinator, Lizz Bridges, to have your work removed.

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