NC DOCKS - UNC Asheville's
NC DOCKS is a cooperative institutional repository (IR) that was created to make the scholarly output of the University of North Carolina System more available to the world. All materials in NC DOCKS are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers world-wide.
As UNC Asheville's Institutional Repository, NC DOCKS hosts Senior Theses, Masters of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) Theses, Faculty Research, Faculty Sponsored Undergraduate Research, and Grant Data. UNC Asheville's NC DOCKS is administered by Special Collections at Ramsey Library.
Benefits from Archiving Works in the UNC Asheville IR (NC DOCKS)
Senior Theses, MLAS Theses, and Faculty Sponsored Undergraduate Research
Faculty benefits to republishing your research in NC DOCKS :
* Republishing your research in NC DOCKS increases visibility and access to your research, resulting in increased citations and impact. Your full-text articles are easily accessible through search engines like Google.
* Republishing in NC DOCKS provides access to your articles to researchers who cannot afford a subscription to the journal where it was originally published, or who do not have access to a research library or interlibrary loan. It’s much easier to access your research papers via NC DOCKS.
* NC DOCKS provides a permanent URL for your work and a convenient, easy-to-access place to store and share your scholarship. Each NC DOCKS article includes a full citation to the original source, so it’s clear where your article was originally published. You can add a link to your article to your departmental webpage or your online CV, or send the link to scholars anywhere.
Submitting an item for republication in NC DOCKS:
UNC Asheville faculty are invited to submit previously published materials for republication in NC DOCKS. A few things to keep in mind:
* Each submission must be a scholarly or educational work in its final form.
* Your work can be a published journal article, conference paper, workshop presentation, technical report, or other kind of scholarship or educational work you wish to make more accessible.
* It must be your intellectual property.
* You must must grant to Ramsey Library Special Collections the non-exclusive right to preserve the work and make it available at no cost via the Web.
When you’re ready to submit an article:
* Special Collections will research each journal’s republication policies. We will get back to you and let you know the journal’s republication policies and keep you up to date on the process.
* Some journals allow republication of the article as a PDF of the article exactly as it appeared in the journal. In this case, we will attach a cover sheet with a citation and publish it as is.
* Other journals, however, do not allow the PDF to be republished (it has the journal’s layout and branding which might be copyrighted), but they will allow you to publish the final content of your paper (the final draft accepted for publication after the peer review process and editorial adjustments have been made). If this is the case we will need you to submit the final copy of your paper as a Word document.
* Questions? Call Special Collections (251-6645).
Drafted by Special Collections, March 2015. Approved by University Librarian Leah Dunn and Provost Joe Urgo, March 2015.