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University Digital Conservancy Content Guidelines
The University Digital Conservancy is a program of the University of Minnesota Libraries that provides long-term open access to a wide range of University works in digital formats. It does so by gathering, describing, organizing, storing, and preserving that content.
Works produced or sponsored by the University of Minnesota faculty, researchers, staff, and students are appropriate for deposit in the UDC. Works might include pre- and post-prints, working papers, technical reports, conference papers and theses.
Works produced or sponsored by administrative and academic units may also be appropriate for deposit in the UDC; see Regents' policy on University Archives. Works might include digital departmental newsletters, administrative reports, compilations of University data, meeting agendas and minutes.
The following statements are meant to guide contributors in determining appropriate types of submissions for the UDC.
The UDC welcomes works in most digital formats. Digital preservation support will be provided at different levels for specific formats as specified in the UDC preservation policy.
- Contributors must have authorization to place the works they deposit in the UDC.
- The UDC must be granted permission to distribute and preserve all works placed in the UDC. The author/original copyright owner retains copyright on all works.
- Works should be free from access restrictions and appropriate for open access by all users of the UDC.
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