FAQs

How can I submit my work to the digital repository?
Can I submit a paper copy of my work?
Can I change a work I've already submitted?
What happens to works as file formats change?
How long will works remain in the digital repository?
Can I request removal of a work I submitted?
I'm hoping to publish my work in a journal or other format/venue. Should I deposit my work here before or after publication?
What happens to submitted works if an author leaves RDC? 
What if during my time at RDC I complete an advanced degree at another institution (masters or doctorate)? Can I deposit my thesis or dissertation into the RDC repository?
How can I view usage statistics on works?
What is Arca?

How can I submit my work to the digital repository?

A self-submission process is in place, via this webpage.

Can I submit a paper copy of my work?

No. Works must be in an electronic format.

Can I change a work I've already submitted?

No. Instead:
•    Lists of errors and corrections (errata) may be added; or,
•    An updated version may be deposited. 

What happens to works as file formats change?

We will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility of files.

How long will works remain in the digital repository?

Items will be retained indefinitely.

Can I request removal of a work I submitted?

Yes, but this is strongly discouraged, since two of the main purposes of a digital repository are to provide long-term preservation and ensure access, now and in the future. 

I'm hoping to publish my work in a journal or other format/venue. Should I deposit my work here before or after publication?

If you are hoping to publish your work elsewhere, we suggest you pursue that process first. Once your work is published, then deposit a copy of the published work in the digital repository, as long as your agreement with the publisher allows it.

What happens to submitted works if an author leaves RDC?

The works remain in the depository.

What if during my time at RDC I complete an advanced degree at another institution (masters or doctorate)?  Can I deposit my thesis or dissertation into the RDC repository?

Your actual thesis or dissertation should be deposited into the repository of the institution where you completed your schooling.  If you do subsequent presentations or articles related to that work, while you are at RDC, we would be happy to add those works to the RDC repository. 

How can I view usage statistics on works?

Usage Reports Summary contains the Analytics Report Summary, which displays 'Views' for the last 30 days, and the Most Viewed Pages reports the top 'Views' over time. Article-level metrics calculate the number of times an article has been cited in specific database indexes. These research metrics can be viewed on the individual item record.

What is Arca?

Arca is a collaborative initiative to support the development and implementation of digital repositories. Arca provides access to post-secondary institutional digital assets and research. Participating institutions share a single repository, with individual customized website interfaces providing portals to their own content. 

Arca is built on Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide. This shared platform provides post-secondary institutions with open-access repositories for any digital assets they wish to make available to the wider community.

For more information about Arca, visit the BC ELN website.