The UNF Digital Commons will accept material from any faculty or group that contributes to the scholarly output of the institution. Therefore, any college, department, center, institute, etc. is eligible to participate. Each entity will be organized into a series. Individuals may also participate either through SelectedWorks or as part of a particular series.
The UNF Digital Commons also includes historical and archival material from the UNF archives, the UNF special collections and the northeast Florida community.
Yes, you may submit any digital material that is related to your article/research as an associated file. This is an advantage of a digital environment over traditional publishing. However, please note that if specific software is required to view the associated files, UNF Digital Commons does not provide that software.
The UNF Digital Commons makes the scholarship of UNF easily available in one location online, enabling increased access to colleagues (both at UNF and beyond), students and the greater internet community. Works placed in the repository are more easily discovered in common internet search engines as well as other academic search portals. This greater access makes it easier for researchers around the world to discover your work. In addition, because a permanent URL is established, researches can cite these works without the normal concerns regarding content online disappearing or moving. The UNF Digital Commons is a valuable way to extend the scholarly output of the University of North Florida to include greater reach and increased circulation not only in Florida, but throughout the country and beyond. This increased visibility, awareness, and stability benefits both content creators and the University of North Florida as well.
• Increased visibility: The UNF Digital Commons opens up the accessibility of your content increasing its discoverability and usability by making it available through common online search tools allowing the author to gain wider distribution of their scholarly output.
• Permanence: The UNF Digital Commons provides a stable URL to your publications so your research will always be findable.
• Archiving: UNF Digital Commons relieves you and/or your department/unit of the need to upgrade digital files to keep up with technology.
• E-Publishing: The UNF Digital Commons facilitates creation of electronic journals, newsletters and conferences.
• Grant requirements: Submitting your works to the UNF Digital Commons can help meet the criterion of some grants with data-sharing aspects. An example is those funded by the NIH.
UNF Digital Commons can accept any material that is in digital form. A wide range of material can be placed in the commons, including but not limited to text, video, image, and audio files. If your digital objects consists of multiple files of different formats, it will be placed in the commons as a set (for example: as a PDF file with associated or supplemental files). Examples of material suitable for the UNF Digital Commons repository include but are not limited to:
While the UNF Digital Commons can accept any digital material, we encourage authors to follow the following recommendations:
Text files -- provide a PDF (with OCR if possible)
Maps and Photos (image files)
Audio files – provide an MP3
Video files – provide an MPEG2 or 4 or a RealMedia or Quicktime file