Guidelines for Student Work in DC@SPU


Student work deemed outstanding will be included in DC@SPU. These include honors projects, theses and dissertations, work presented at student research conferences, and outstanding creative works as determined by faculty in a sponsoring department. Acceptable formats include text, images, video and audio files.

Benefits of contributing to DC@SPU

  • Highlighting exceptional student achievement.
  • Long-term access to and preservation of student work.
  • Preservation and accessibility of audio and video materials that showcases key performances.
  • Sharing of research with the broader community.
  • Increased visibility and usage of materials through Google and other search engines.

Reasons for not accepting items into DC@SPU may include:

  • The item does not match the general parameters of research and scholarship produced at the SPU campus or does not reflect the intellectual environment of campus.
  • The item (or set of items) is of a prohibitive size (as in terabytes). For example, some sets of research data may not be accepted because of their size.
  • • The item is not able to be deposited because of copyright issues. If an item cannot be deposited, we suggest adding an abstract with contact information to increase visibility of the resource. If you have questions about copyright and your work, please contact Kristen Hoffman, Scholarly Communications Librarian ().

Intellectual Property Rights

Each person contributing content to DC@SPU must enter into a license agreement with SPU regarding the content. Other than the license rights granted by a contributor in the license agreement, contributors retain the intellectual property rights they possess prior to entering into such license agreement. When contributing content to DC@SPU, contributors agree to allow SPU to make copies of the content, including for preservation and future conversion needs. If an item contributed to DC@SPU contains copyrighted material, the author must request the appropriate permissions before contributing the content. [For more information about copyright rights of authors generally, see SPU Library’s Copyright website.]

Access Restrictions

It is possible to restrict access to an item or to a community. Please contact the Digital Commons Coordinator () to discuss available options.

Withdrawal Policy

Please contact the Digital Commons Coordinator to discuss options for withdrawing items from DC@SPU.

Please contact Kristen Hoffman, Scholarly Communications Librarian () with any questions or concerns.

Last reviewed & updated November 18, 2013