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Submissions

Submission Types

The Digital Collections Repository includes a variety of research and scholarly work including articles, academic posters, presentations, reviews, book chapters, reports, music, and artwork. The Repository serves to showcase all of the valuable research and scholarly output of our university community.

Submission Steps

There is an easy-to-use web based process for submitting digital works to an established Collection. TXST faculty, staff, and other campus groups can submit their works to the appropriate Collection in the Digital Collections Repository. TXST students may submit items with authorization from a University faculty member. For authorization to submit to a Collection, inquire about creating a collection, or submit items to be uploaded on your behalf, please contact digitalcollections@txstate.edu.

Information on self-depositing materials is available in our First-time Users page. Individuals or groups on campus also have the option of selecting a library-managed approach, with library staff handling the submission process. For library-managed submissions, contact digitalcollections@txstate.edu.

Accessibility

All audio and video content must have captions or an associated transcript to facilitate accessibility. Text-based files must have searchable text or an associated text file. For assistance with your submission or to request content in the Digital Collections Repository in a different format, please contact digitalcollections@txstate.edu

File Formats

The Digital Collections Repository accepts work in any digital format. Standard formats include: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, JPEG, AIFF, WAV, AVI, CSV

To ensure long-term preservation and access to digital resources, we encourage certain relatively stable formats. These formats exhibit all of many of the following characteristics: open documentation, support across a range of software platforms, wide adoption, no compression (or lossless compression), no embedded files or embedded programs/scripts, and non-proprietary format. The tables below list recommended file formats: 

Textual Formats File Extensions
Acrobat PDF/A .pdf
Comma-Separated Values .csv
Open Office Formats .odt, .ods, .odp
Plain Text (US-ASCII, UTF-8) .txt
XML .xml

 

Image/Graphic Formats File Extensions
JPEG .jpg
JPEG2000 .jp2, .jpf
PNG .png
SVG 1.1 (no java binding)       .svg
TIFF .tif, .tiff

 

Audio Formats File Extensions
AIFF                                      .aif, .aiff
WAVE .wav

 

Video Formats File Extensions
AVI (uncompressed)               .avi
Motion JPEG2000 .mj2, .mjp2

Research Datasets

Texas State University's Dataverse is an online platform for TXST researchers to share, manage, and publish their datasets and data products. It is configured to accept any type and subject of research data. These include spreadsheets, sensor and instrument data, surveys, imagery, audio, video, etc. Formats such as journal articles, reports, and conference papers resulting from research should be submitted to the Digital Collections Repository. For more information, visit the TXST Getting Started with Dataverse LibGuide, or contact digitalcollections@txstate.edu

Non-Digitized Items

Digital Collections Repository staff can work with you to digitize print materials. Simply contact us to get started and work out a digitization schedule: digitalcollections@txstate.edu