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.
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?
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)
Files for library stewardship may be accompanied by links.
Are specialized software or web services needed? Is a more robust server need?
Locate works using special software or services elsewhere and link to them.
Locate very large files on a DoIt server and link to them.
The link to serve the work utilizing special services may be accompanied by files for library stewardship.