Dear [Faculty Member],
Are you interested in preserving your scholarly work online? Or perhaps the work of an exceptional group of students? I can help you establish new University Digital Conservancy collections.
The UDC is a program of the University Libraries. It is an online venue for long-term preservation and open access of works produced or sponsored by U of M faculty, researchers, staff, and students, as well as administrative and academic units. You can browse the current UDC collections at http://conservancy.umn.edu.
I’m open to all ideas- contact me to discuss your ideas! I will work with you to determine whether works are a good fit for the UDC and help you get started. Below are a few of the top benefits, plus examples of works that may be submitted.
Top Benefits of the UDC:
- Major search engines rank UDC results highly, such as Google and Google Scholar
- Permanent URL that will never change (no broken links), to cite your work for long-term access
- Preservation of the digital copy, with trusted caretaker: the Library!
- Free up space on your department servers since our copy is backed up nightly.
- Full-text search of all your documents that can be integrated in your web page.
Some examples of what may be a good fit for the UDC:
- When you retain copyright you can post articles to the UDC, or in other cases you can post the pre-print version to the UDC. Your research will then be discovered in google and available for anyone to read.
- A digitized version of your print thesis can be linked from your CV or personal web site to the UDC.
- Ask for the right to post your highly cited article to the UDC using our publisher request form.
- See this list of publishers that allow you to self-archive the final version of your article (publisher’s PDF) into repositories like the UDC.