FAQs

General

What can I submit to DigiNole?

Who can submit to DigiNole?

What submission form should I use?

Can I use this site to submit materials to the University Archives?

What materials should my data deposit include?

How long will it take my materials to be available online after submitting?

Where can I find information about copyright and legal agreements?

 

What can I submit to DigiNole?

We accept various research outputs for submission to the DigiNole repository.

  • Journal articles
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Honors Theses
  • Working papers
  • Research/technical reports
  • Capstone projects
  • Conference papers/proceedings
  • Conference presentations
  • Posters
  • Data sets
  • 3D models

If what you are trying to submit is not listed here, please select “Other” in the submission form list or contact us.

Accepted file types vary by submission form and can be found listed within the form below the file attachment section.

 

Who can submit to DigiNole?

Anyone who is a member of the FSU community with a valid FSUID can log into the submission form and upload their work to the repository. Work can also be uploaded by a non-author as long as they too have an FSUID.

 

What submission form should I use?

Currently, there are 15 different submission forms to choose from. Each form is designed with unique fields to accurately describe the content being submitted. If there is any confusion regarding what submission form is best for you, please read the following descriptions:

  • 3D Object
    • A form intended for a file or set of files representing 3D models.
  • Audio
    • A form for those submitting a file containing audio data. A resource primarily intended to be heard. Examples include a music playback file format, an audio compact disc, and recorded speech or sounds.
  • Book
    • A form for those submitting a file containing a complete monograph, textbook, or other long-form publication. A non-serial publication that is complete in one volume or a designated finite number of volumes.
  • Capstone Project
    • A generic form for use by programs who want their student’s capstone projects shared online. The Doctoral Nursing Program has its own form.
  • Conference
    • A form for those submitting a file containing information or materials presented at or associated with an academic conference. These can include papers, posters, and presentation slides.
  • Data Set
    • A form for those submitting a file or set of files containing an assembled collection of data associated with a specific scholarly/research project or experiment.
  • Doctoral Nursing Program Capstone Project
    • A form for use by students submitting their Doctoral Nursing Program capstone project.
  • Editorial
    • A form for those submitting a brief essay expressing the opinion or position of the chief editor(s) of a (academic) journal with respect to a current political, social, cultural, or professional issue.
  • Honors Thesis
    • A form for those submitting their honors thesis.
  • Journal Article
    • A form for those submitting an article, typically the realization of a research paper reporting original research findings, published in a journal issue.
  • Report
    • A form for those submitting a report. A report is a separately published record of research findings, research still in progress, policy developments and events, or other technical findings, usually bearing a report number and sometimes a grant number assigned by the funding agency. In a more general sense, any formal account of facts or information related to a specific event or phenomenon, sometimes given at regular intervals.
    • If you are submitting a report about the overall work of a university college, school, department, office or center, you should contact the University Archivist at lib-specialcollections@fsu.edu to see if you need to deposit a copy in the University Archives.
  • Review
    • A form for those submitting a review or critique of others' published work. For example, a book review or commentary.
  • Video
    • A form for those submitting a recording of visual images, usually in motion and possibly sound accompaniment.
  • Working Paper
    • A form for those submitting a working or discussion paper circulated publicly or among a group of peers. Certain disciplines, for example economics, issue working papers in series.
  • Other
    • This is a generic “catch-all” form for a submission that doesn’t fit into a pre-defined category.

Please contact lib-support@fsu.edu for submission assistance. Most definitions follow the COAR Repositories vocabulary.

 

Can I use this site to submit materials to the University Archives?

FSU University Archives maintains a separate process for submission. Please visit the University Archives website for more information.

 

What materials should my data deposit include?

For those wanting to upload data sets as their research output or part of a grant funded project can find a detailed breakdown of what we want included with the data sets by reading the Data Deposit Policy.

 

How long will it take my materials to be available online after submitting?

The duration of time it takes to review and upload submissions can vary depending on the complexity of the files being submitted or the volume of submissions received. Submissions that are approved should expect a 24 hour to 3 day processing time before being available online. Approved Honors Theses should expect 1-2 weeks processing time after their final due date.

 

Where can I find information about copyright and legal agreements?

The Copyright and Legal Information page consolidates information regarding content guidelines, rights, legal agreements, the notice and takedown policy, etc. When submitting work to the repository users grant FSU an non-exclusive right to preserve and reproduce the work which is explained in the author agreement.