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DukeSpace is the Library’s open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty, students, and the greater Duke research community. Recent Duke dissertations, theses, master’s projects, undergraduate honors theses as well as open access copies of Duke faculty articles are part of the repository.

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Depositing your work in DukeSpace

To provide enhanced access, storage, and preservation of your scholarship, faculty (or their delegates) may submit their work(s) electronically using the Library’s DukeSpace digital repository. Your work will be web accessible under the provisions of the Duke Open Access Policy and assigned a persistent URL.

How to submit items to DukeSpace

  1. Open DukeSpace in your web browser: http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/
  2. Login using your NetId by selecting either the login link at the top right of your screen or from the left-side menu
  3. Under the “My Account” options on the left-side menu, select “Submissions”
  4. Click the “Start a new Submission” link
  5. Select “Duke Faculty Articles” from the drop-down collection box. Click Next.
  6. Follow directions for completing the submission form; hints are listed below each field; if several cases, such as for “author,” you will see an “add” button at the end of the field. This allows you to enter more than one author, if applicable. Upload your file as prompted after completing the form. Review your submission
  7. Click the box granting the non-exclusive distribution license; any copyrights in the submission remain with the author or other copyright holder and subsequent uses of the submitted material by that person(s) are not restricted by this license
  8. Click “Complete Submission” and your work is live on the web!

Formats for deposit

For articles and other text-based works, we recommend that you submit your document in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). No compression or password protection should be used.

Additional files such as audio or video clips and digital images to which the submitter holds the copyright may also be submitted with the paper. Contact the DukeSpace administrator if your file is larger than 512MB before submitting it. Accepted file formats include the following:

Images Audio Video
GIF (.gif)  AIFF (.aif or .aiff) Apple QuickTime (.mov)
JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) CD-DA Microsoft AVI (.avi)
TIFF (.tif or .tiff) MIDI (.mid or .midi)
PNG (.png) MPEG-2

SND (.snd) 

WAV (.wav) 

Featured items

Starting in March, behavioral economist and Duke professor Dan Ariely offered a free online course (a MOOC, or Massively Open Online Course) through Coursera. The course was titled "A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior" and was in part be based on topics he covered in his three books "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions," "The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home," and "The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves" as well as some of his scholarly articles.

Some papers by Ariely used in the course are freely available in DukeSpace:

Lady Gaga and fern

What do ferns have to do with Lady Gaga? In October 2012 Duke researchers announced the discovery of two new species of ferns, and named them and a new genus after the pop star. Duke Biology professor Kathleen Pryer notes “By naming this new fern genus for Lady Gaga we support her voice as a champion for justice, compassion, understanding, and equality. We also hope to draw attention to the beauty of botany and further inspire her art and fashion. Perhaps this could even spawn a renaissance in the study of plants by her ‘little monsters’.” The news of this discovery and naming was reported in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine, Rolling Stone, and many other venues. You can read the research article from Systematic Biology that describes the discovery, as well as an informational brochure in the open access DukeSpace repository.

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Last published January 17, 2014 6:11:01 AM EST