UNF Digital Commons

SelectedWorks Content

Your SelectedWorks site can provide access to all your publications online, whether they are deposited in the UNF Digital Commons repository through SelectedWorks or whether they are available by linking out to a third party site.  You can choose which content to include in your site.  For instance, you could choose to include everything that exists online, or you could choose to include only those materials that have been deposited in the repository.  Additionally, you could choose only selected items within the repository.

The default document types are:

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Contributions to Books
  • Unpublished Papers
  • Popular Press
  • Presentations
  • Other

All content will be assigned to one of these areas.  However, you are not limited to these categories because all of these document type headings are editable, allowing you to re-name these labels for your site.  For example, Unpublished Papers could be renamed to be Working Papers.

To get started in uploading content to an already existing SelectedWorks site, please contact the UNF Digital Commons site administrator.

What is SelectedWorks?

 

SelectedWorks is a web-based service administered by the Thomas G. Carpenter Library on behalf of the UNF community that provides faculty with clean, elegantly designed, scholarly publication pages. Sites are custom designed to match the look and feel of the institution's web presence.

Advantages of SelectedWorks

Why SelectedWorks?
A SelectedWorks site offers tools that allow you to easily manage your work, upload new documents, generate readership reports, and send mailings.  It will also rank higher than a personal web site in Google and other search engine results because sites are aggregated with all bepress content.

Can SelectedWorks be customized?
A SelectedWorks site can be customized in several ways.  You may easily include or exclude information such as: your photo, an introductory paragraph (brief bio or personal information), your vitae, contact information, honors and awards, areas of expertise, courses taught and links to additional resources.

The library recommends that you have a picture, your vitae and your contact information as a minimum.  Please note that layout and design are not customizable, only content.

Statistics provided by SelectedWorks
Once there is content available on your site, you will be able to see how many times each articles has been downloaded.  There is a report built into the system which provides the contributor with the title of their content, the date it was posted in the UNF Digital Commons site and the total number of times it has been downloaded.  This information about a contributor's works was previously unavailable.

Other advantages
You can keep your SelectedWorks site up and available when you leave an institution because all content posted is perpetually available.  If your new institution also has a SelectedWorks account, then you can change your current SelectedWorks account to reflect the look and feel of your new institution.

In addition, the contributor has the ability to send out announcement emails to a predetermined list or to specific individuals.  Among the mailings lists are a mailing to announce the site, to inform of new content or a blank message option to allow the contributor the option of writing whatever is appropriate.

Finally, SelectedWorks provides the ability to assign editors who would also have the ability to edit the page and upload content.

Subject Guide

Jeffrey Bowen
Contact:
University of North Florida
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-620-1502

What happens to my site if I change institutions?

You can keep your SelectedWorks site up and available when you leave an institution because all content posted is perpetually available.  If your new institution also has a SelectedWorks account, then you can change your current SelectedWorks account to reflect the look and feel of your new institution.

Subjects: Library Administration
Tags: copyright, digital commons, institutional repository, selectedworks