Knowledge Base

  1. Overview 

    1. What is Academic Commons?
    2. What doesn't Academic Commons do?
    3. How does Academic Commons differ from University Archives?
    4. Does Academic Commons have any analysis or visualization tools?
  2. Copyright 

    1. I am the co-author of an article. Do I have to let my co-authors know that I am depositing in Academic Commons?
    2. I think the publisher owns the copyright to my work. How do I know what I can deposit?
    3. The articles or books that reference my data are under copyright. Can I deposit those?
    4. What can I do if I think someone has plagiarized my work which has been deposited in Academic Commons?
    5. What can I do if I think someone's use of my work in Academic Commons violates copyright?
  3. Data 

    1. Can I deposit my data in Academic Commons?
    2. Can I deposit data from human subject studies?
    3. Is there a copyright on data?
    4. Is there any way for me to control how my data will be used by others?
    5. Can I deposit data that were generated using a dataset I obtained from another researcher or agency?
  4. Deposit 

    1. Who can deposit in Academic Commons?
    2. Why should I deposit in Academic Commons?
    3. What can I deposit in Academic Commons?
    4. What can't I deposit in Academic Commons?
    5. What happens to materials deposited in Academic Commons?
  5. Dissertations and Theses 

    1. How do I deposit my thesis or dissertation?
    2. Can I deposit my dissertation if I graduated before 2011?
    3. Who do I contact to change the embargo on my dissertation?
  6. File Format 

    1. What is the preferred file format in Academic Commons?
    2. Will you convert my deposited files into PDF (or some other format)?
    3. Do you support video or audio as embedded links?
  7. Policies 

    1. Are items peer-reviewed before they go in Academic Commons?
    2. Can I make changes to an item once I've deposited it into Academic Commons?
    3. Do I have to ask my co-authors if I can deposit?
    4. I only want people at Columbia to view my work. Can you limit access to Academic Commons?
    5. Can I use Academic Commons to publish an electronic journal?
  8. Visibility 

    1. Why are there two formats for permanent URLs in Academic Commons?
    2. What is the difference between a Handle and a DOI?
    3. What do you do to increase the visibility of my work?
    4. What kind of usage statistics does Academic Commons collect?
  9. All articles 

    1. Are items peer-reviewed before they go in Academic Commons?
    2. Can I deposit data from human subject studies?
    3. Can I deposit data that were generated using a dataset I obtained from another researcher or agency?
    4. Can I deposit my data in Academic Commons?
    5. Can I deposit my dissertation if I graduated before 2011?

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