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Submission Types

The TXST Digital Collections Repository showcases the research and scholarship of our university. Works include, but are not limited to, articles, presentations, posters, reports, reviews, book chapters, podcasts, music, artwork, interviews, and more. 

Use the Quick Submit Form or Self-Submit option to add your works. More information, including first-time user guide and submission instructions, is available on the Add Your Work page. Questions? Need info on copyright, licensing, making this easy? Contact us: digitalcollections@txstate.edu

Accessibility

All audio and video content must have captions or an associated transcript to facilitate accessibility. 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