Policies for Faculty Journal Articles
Bucknell Digital Commons Collection Policy
Bucknell Digital Commons collects and preserves original scholarly and cultural materials created by the Bucknell Community. While we interpret this mission broadly and strive to accept as many materials as possible, we use the following guidelines to determine the appropriateness of materials for archiving.
Bucknell Digital Commons collects research, scholarly and creative materials created by the faculty, staff, and students of Bucknell University. In most circumstances, Bucknell Digital Commons does not collect materials by non-affiliated authors unless they are co-authored by a member of the Bucknell community, or the author is otherwise associated with Bucknell (e.g. emeritus faculty, visiting scholars, artists in residence, etc.).
Bucknell Digital Commons automatically collects all Honors and Master's theses and all faculty journal articles deposited in accordance with Bucknell's open access policy. Examples of other materials that may be collected by Bucknell Digital Commons include, but are not limited to:
Conference Papers and Posters
Working Papers and Reports
Original Films and Video
Original Audio Recordings
Digital Art and Photographs
Course-related research that represents significant original scholarly work
Other scholarly and research materials in formats that can be made technologically available
Bucknell Digital Commons only collects materials that can be made available in digital formats. If you have a collection that you would like to make available on Bucknell Digital Commons but requires digitization, please contact email@example.com.
Bucknell Digital Commons does not collect:
Term papers or materials created for a course assignment
Materials that can not be made available due to copyright restrictions, or items where the copyright can not be adequately determined.
University records (these are collected by Special Collections/University Archives)
In general, all content in Bucknell Digital Commons is publically accessible to anyone on the internet. However, in some circumstances access to certain items or collections may be restricted only to Bucknell University. In this case, the metadata describing the material remains publicly available.
Bucknell Digital Commons has the ability to accept any digital file format. However, for the purposes of long-term preservation, we recommend utilizing open, non-proprietary formats whenever possible. When this is not possible or practical, we recommend using widely-available formats that we have high confidence will have long-term support. We therefore recommend the following file formats:
Microsoft Word (.doc)
Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt)
Adobe PDF (.pdf)
rich text (.rtf)
Plain text (.txt)
Comma-separated values (.csv)
HTML (.htm, .html)
TIFF (.tif, .tiff)
JPEG 2000 (.jp2)
Motion JPEG 2000 (.mj2, .mjp2)
In keeping with Bucknell Digital Commons' mission to make materials accessible to the public, in most circumstances items can not be withdrawn from Bucknell Digital Commons. Materials that are found to violate copyright or Bucknell's intellectual property policies will be withdrawn from Bucknell Digital Commons. An author may request that an item be withdrawn by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Digital Initiatives Committee. In order to maintain the historical record and the integrity of citations referring to an items persistent URL, Bucknell Digital Commons will maintain a page containing the metadata for an item even if it is withdrawn.