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ScholarWorks@UMBC

ScholarWorks@UMBC, a part of MD

Links, Files, or Both?

ScholarWorks@UMBC can support hosted files and links to content on external servers. Ask yourself the following questions to determine which method is best for your work.

 

Yes

No

Do you have the right to post this work?

You can post links or files.

You can post links only.

Is the work available for free on the web?

You can post links or files.

You can post links only.

Linking is not allowed if a subscription or fee is required to access the item.

Is library stewardship needed?

(to increase the odds of the work surviving into the future)

You can post links or files.

Files for library stewardship may be accompanied by links.

You can post links only.

Are specialized software or web services needed? Is a more robust server need?

You can post links only.

Locate works using special software or services elsewhere and link to them.

Locate very large files on a DoIt server and link to them.

You can post links or files.

The link to serve the work utilizing special services may be accompanied by files for library stewardship.