What can I upload into the IR@UF?
Scholarly works, such as journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, and white papers, for which you hold copyright or you have retained the right to share the work in an institutional repository, may be deposited into the IR@UF.
But I published my work - how do I know if I hold the copyright?
You are the copyright holder for your works if you have not assigned or transferred your rights to another person or entity, such as a publisher or agency. However, it is possible that if you did transfer or assign your rights to another, you may have retained the right to share your work in its final form or in an earlier version in an institutional repository.
How do I check if I transferred my copyright away?
If you kept a copy of your publication agreement, refer to its text to determine what rights you retained. If you have not retained this agreement, you may be able to determine what rights are retained by you as author by looking up the journal in SHERPA/RoMEO (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php).
The Scholarly Communication Librarian is available to review or interpret language in your publication agreements or on SHERPA/RoMEO.
The IR@UF self-submittal tool was created in 2009 to offer members of the University of Florida community the opportunity to upload, disseminate, and preserve their own research and scholarly publications in our permanent collection.