Sharing Your Work Online
Obtaining permission from your publisher to post an electronic version, even a pre-print, will greatly assist you in sharing your work with students and colleagues. Publishers will often give specific use rights; we suggest that you complete an author addendum, and attach it to the publisher’s contract.
Digital Commons is a repository where faculty and students can post their research and scholarly works, making it freely accessible to the Internet community. Faculty can also request a Selected Works page where they can post a picture, biographical information, research and teaching interests, and scholarship. For more information, contact Erin Crane.
Creative Commons (CC) “is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.” CC is a useful way to inform others of the permissible use of your works.
Open Access (OA) journals are freely available on the Internet and do not charge for access to their materials. OA Journals increase the availability and potential impact of your work.