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RADAR @ AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library: For Contributors

RADAR is the Institutional Repository for the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Who can contribute to RADAR?

RADAR will accept material from any faculty member or group that contributes to the scholarly output of the AUC's member institutions (Clark Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, Robert W. Woodruff Library, and Spelman College).  Therefore, any college, department, center, institute, etc. is eligible to participate.  Each entity has its own collection in the repository.

RADAR also includes historical and archival material from the Archives Research Center.

What kind of materials can be placed in RADAR?

 A wide range of digital material can be placed in RADAR, including but not limited to text, video, image, and audio files. Possible materials for inclusion include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Articles and preprints

• Technical reports

• Working papers

• Conference papers/presentations

• Dissertations/theses/practicums/capstone projects

• Out of copyright books in digital format

• Images/Artwork

• Audio files

• Video files

Why contribute to RADAR?

RADAR @ AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library makes the scholarship of the AUC's member institutions easily available in one location online, enabling increased access to colleagues, students, and the academic community.  Scholarly work deposited in RADAR is more easily discovered in common internet search engines, making it easier for researchers around the world to discover your work. All digital objects in RADAR have a permanent URL (Handle) that make accessing them easier for all users.

What do I need to provide and what formats are permitted?

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • Introductory page text: If you are working with the Digital Services Department (DSD) to set up a new publication or collection, please submit introductory text (just a few sentences describing the resource/program) and an image or logo for the home page.
  • File Transfer: files can be transferred to the Library via a portable device, a file sharing tool such as Dropbox or ownCloud or by secure file transfer tools such as Exactly.
  • Accepted file formats:
    Documents and Publications - PDF (preferred), RTF, DOC, DOCX
    Images - TIFF, JPG
    Audio - WAV, MP3
    Video - MP4 (preferred), MOV, AVI, WMV
    Research Data formats - please contact DSD (see above) to discuss.
  • Metadata: Information about the resource that is not included within the file may be needed to enhance discoverability. Typical metadata fields include: Title, Author/Creator, Date, Abstract/Description
  • Rights Statement: A rights statement captures information about copyright and/or licenses related to the digital object. It also often provides contact information for inquiries about usages of the material that are not protected by a Creative Commons license or fair use provisions. The AUC Woodruff Library has adopted the use of standardized language for rights statement as developed by specifically for cultural heritage organizations

To discuss your scholarship hosting needs, please contact the Digital Services Department by following this link.