In cases of doubt, contact
the publisher directly.
What can I do in the future to retain
my rights as an Author?
In order to retain these
rights, use the Addendum
To Publication Agreements For CIC Authors when signing publications
agreements with a publisher in order to maintain your copyright to
your work and to grant permission for you to deposit the final published
version of your research into Indigo.
Questions about your Rights?
Send an email to Indigo@uic.edu
For more information on retaining your rights as an Author, see the
What rights do I need to grant when I
deposit material into the repository?
The University Library
of the University of Illinois at Chicago needs to be granted the non-exclusive
rights to keep the work, preserve it, and make it available on the
web. If you were the copyright owner of your works prior to placing
an item(s) into Indigo, you continue to retain those rights. You do
not cede any rights you had before placing the item into Indigo.
Because technology and software change, what is readable by computers
today may not be readable by computers in the future. By granting
the library the non-exclusive rights to keep, preserve, and disseminate
the work, the library agrees to make the material submitted to Indigo
accessible and usable in the future. To ensure long term access, use
one of the formats the UIC library has committed to for long term
preservation when submitting your content. A list of formats will
be released shortly. In the meantime, inquire at Indigo@uic.edu
for preferred formats.
I own the copyright to an item, when the item is in Indigo, are my
If you own the copyrights to a publication or if you have created
an item (unpublished manuscript, powerpoint, conference paper, presentation,
or poster, or course syllabi, handouts, or documents) you may select
a Creative Commons License to protect your works when you publish
it in Indigo.
I publish an item somewhere else if it has already been deposited
It is best to check with
the publisher first to determine if you can submit an item to Indigo
before publication. Some publishers will not publish material that
has been made available on the World Wide Web (e.g. it was deposited
depositing an item into Indigo meet the NIH guidelines?
Depositing an item into Indigo does not meet the NIH guidelines. The
UIC library strongly encourages you to deposit your material in both
PubMed Central and Indigo.
For more information on the NIH initiative and submitting your NIH
funded work into PubMed Central, please visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/projects/scholcomm/nihinitiative.shtml
type of material can be deposited in Indigo?
When considering your scholarly work to submit to Indigo, the following
list can be used as a guide for the types of materials that may be
submitted into Indigo (providing you own the copyright or you have
the permission of the copyright owner):
- Journal articles
- Conference presentations,
- Course syllabi, handouts,
- Raw data files
- Video and sound recordings
- Working papers
- College/department alumni
- Committee meeting agenda
- Doctoral dissertations,
masters theses (Note: For UIC awarded degrees, the library is working
on an official process to enter these dissertations and theses.)
What type of format does the material
submitted need to be in?
All material submitted needs
to be in electronic format. Because some formats are more popular
than others, and software for reading content (such as Adobe for reading
PDFs) is routinely being upgraded, some formats maybe become obsolete
in the future. To ensure long term access, use one of the formats
the UIC library has committed to for long term preservation when submitting
your content. A list of formats will be released shortly. In the meantime,
inquire at Indigo@uic.edu for
if the format of my material is in print?
If the format of your material is in print, you may scan your work
and deposit the electronic files into the repository. The University
Library has scanners in the Reserve Reading Room at the Daley Library
and the ITL
of the ACCC also has scanning services.
Tips to consider when scanning
an item for Indigo. (Coming soon)
if I have a co-author?
If you have a co-author(s),
each of the co-authors must agree to your joint publications / works
being deposited into Indigo.
What if I have a co-author that is not affiliated
Only one author needs to
be affiliated with UIC in order to be able to submit material into
Indigo. The author affiliated with UIC will be the individual submitting
the item(s). Submitting your work into Indigo does not prevent your
co-author from submitting the same work into another repository.
What is the basic structure of each community
Indigo is organized by
Top-level Communities (defined by UIC's list of Academic
Departments), Sub-Communities, and Collections (which belong to
a specific community). If you have questions about where you think
something should go, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I registered an account in Indigo. Why
can't I submit material?
Authorizing you to submit
to a specific collection requires an additional step. If you would
like your material uploaded into Indigo, please email email@example.com.
A librarian will upload your material on your behalf, or, a librarian
will come and provide training to a designated person in your department
who can upload material for the department. A librarian would also
be willing to come to present to a group or your department about
Indigo, its benefits, information about retaining your ownership of
your intellectual property, and provide you with more information
on scholarly communication.
How can my department find out more about
Indigo and how we can make our material available in Indio?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A librarian would be willing to come to present to a group or your
department about Indigo, its benefits, information about retaining
your ownership of your intellectual property, and provide you with
more information on scholarly