Have you noticed in the Faculty Annual Report (FAR), there is a check-box labeled ScholarWorks? This check-box appears when you record your publications, creative activities, conference presentations, and even service activities. By checking the
ScholarWorks button, you are indicating that you are interested in placing the
corresponding publication, presentation, etc. into IUScholarWorks, the digital
repository hosted by the IU Libraries (see https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/). By placing your work in the repository, you will gain increased visibility to your research and the work will be assigned a permanent, stable URL for easy linking and dissemination. In order for a paper, powerpoint presentation, poster, or other material to be deposited into the repository, you must own the copyright to the material or have permission to make it
available. Note for journal publications, this often means that that the publisher’s PDF copy of the article is generally not allowed, although a pre-print version may be. If you are interested in increasing access to your work, while having the libraries be responsible for the long-term maintenance to it, then check the ScholarWorks button when you fill out this year’s FAR. A librarian will contact you to discuss your work and to get copies
of the work for deposit. If you have any questions regarding this process
or about IUScholarWorks, please feel free to contact us at IUSW@indiana.edu.