Any scholarly work can be deposited in VTechWorks.
Everyone in the Virginia Tech community is invited to the university's online repository. Just register (see below), tell us what collection your work belongs in, and we will make it happen for you.
Faculty can use Elements (EFARS) to easily deposit their research, scholarship, and creative output in VTechWorks.
Why should you deposit your work in here? To make it accessible now and in the long term. Depositing your work in VTechWorks ensures that it is available to your colleagues now and that will it also be available to future researchers, scholars, and historians.
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Everyone who wants to add materials to VTechWorks must register.
Does a collection exist that is appropriate for your work?
Does your work fit in more than one collection? Let VTechWorks staff know and we'll cross-list it (e.g., Faculty Research/Ann Hertzler and HNFE Research Articles; VCE publication and SGA: Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition).
If you would like to deposit an item you authored that has been previously published, such as a journal article, check your publishing contract to see if you have retained the right to deposit (or “self-archive”) the work in an institutional repository. You may also check Sherpa/RoMEO to find your journal's or publisher's deposit policies.
If you are in doubt as to whether you may deposit a work, contact email@example.com for a consultation.
VTechWorks is a largely public repository and we want everyone to be able to access the materials in it.
To help you produce materials that everyone can access, below are some best practices: [Should there be an ACCESSIBILITY tab with more details?]