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FAQs

General

How do I run a full-text search in DigiNole?

Can I limit my search to a specific newspaper title?

How do I search the full text of newspaper issues?

I clicked on the year of the newspaper title I want to browse and nothing happened.

If I don't have a specific search term in mind, how can I browse all items of a specific type? (eg. browse only digitized maps)

Who can deposit to the Research Repository?

Can I download files?

Is the repository publicly accessible?

Are objects often removed from the repository?

The submission form is quite long, do all the fields needs to be filled?


Authors

How do I update previously uploaded content?

What file types can be submitted through the form?

How are my deposited works indexed?

How long does it take for my submitted work to be uploaded and accessible in the Research Repository?

How are usage metrics counted for my deposited works?


Embargoes

What is an embargo?

Who can request an embargo?

What types of embargoes are there?


Theses and Dissertations

My degree was awarded at FSU but I can't find my thesis or dissertation in DigiNole. Where is my document?

Can I have permission to access a specific thesis or dissertation?

How do I make my thesis or dissertation available?


Copyright

I am a researcher and I would like to reuse a work found in DigiNole. Can FSU grant me permission?






How do I run a full-text search in DigiNole?

Advanced search is the only way to search full text in any object in DigiNole. It can be found in the upper navigation bar, above the general search box. In Advanced search, you can search metadata+full text or just full text by selecting your option from the dropdown menu. You can limit your search to the collection level as well.

Can I limit my search to a specific newspaper title?

Depending on the newspaper title, you may not be able to limit your search to a specific newspaper title right now. However, you may search for the title of the newspaper and then limit your search results to Type: Newspapers. Doing so from the general search bar however will not search the full text of the newspaper issues, just their metadata.

How do I search the full text of newspaper issues?

Advanced search is the only way to search full text in any object in DigiNole. It can be found in the upper navigation bar, above the general search box. In Advanced search, you can search metadata+full text or just full text by selecting your option from the dropdown menu. Once you have your search results, you can limit by Type: Newspapers and/or if your newspaper title is listed as a collection.

I clicked on the year of the newspaper title I want to browse and nothing happened.

Depending on the number of years available for a newspaper, you may click on a year and nothing seems to happen. You will need to scroll back to the top of the screen for the issues to appear.

From the home page, click on "View All Items". Select the desired "Type" in the sidebar to browse all items of any genre.

Who can deposit to the Research Repository?

Anyone who is a member of the FSU community with a valid FSUID can log into the submission form and upload their work to the repository. Work can also be uploaded by a non-author as long as they too have an FSUID.

Can I download files?

Yes, however it does depend on the object. Images, PDF files, theses and dissertations, and some audio and video files are available for download from DigiNole. You will find the download link on the item's page in the repository. You cannot download a book or full text from a book at this time.

Is the repository publicly accessible?

Yes. There are access restrictions on specified items, see Embargo

Are objects often removed from the repository?

Please refer to DigiNole's Takedown Policy for information about the circumstances which may prompt an item to be removed from the repository. Generally speaking, it is uncommon for items to be removed from DigiNole.

The submission form for the Research Repository is quite long, do all the fields need to be filled?

No, depending on the type of content you are uploading, some of the fields are unnecessary. The form was designed primarily with journal articles in mind. Fields that are required have red asterisks next to them.


How do I update previously uploaded content?

Authors do not have a direct way of editing or modifying their works after uploading their work through the online submission form. If anything needs to be changed, authors should contact lib-support@fsu.edu or submit a ticket to http://rt.lib.fsu.edu/.

What file types can be submitted through the form?

Accepted file types are as follows: csv, xml, tar, gzip, zip, gif, png, svg, mp3, txt, ePub, pdf, mkv, avi, wmv, mp4, flv (animate video file), m4a, mpg, mpeg, flv, m4a, wav, wma.

How are my deposited works indexed?

Works uploaded to the research repository are indexed by Google Scholar and BASE.

How long does it take for my submitted work to be uploaded and accessible in the Research Repository?

This process can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. Our submission process is mediated, which means the manager of the repository checks each item individually and then manually uploads the items and their records into the repository.

How are usage metrics counted for my deposited works?

We count usage metrics in three ways, all of which are visible on the record itself. Views and downloads are counted and displayed on the upper right corner of the record. Beneath these counts is the Altmetrics score.


What is an embargo?

An embargo is an access restriction placed on an item. Embargoes are placed for multiple reasons, all to do with copyright. Embargoes can also be lifted.

Who can request an embargo?

Both authors and publishers can request embargoes. Publishers often require an embargo placed on accepted manuscripts for a limited amount of time after the version of record is published. In this case, an embargo can last anywhere from six months to two years. Individual authors can also request embargoes to be placed on their work.

What types of embargoes are there?

Viewing restrictions can be limited to the PDF object for a specified amount of time, hiding the article from view and preventing downloads of the object but leaving the record's metadata visible. Restrictions can also be placed so that only those on the FSU network can view or download the files. These embargoes are generally limited to our electronic theses and dissertations collection.


My degree was awarded at FSU but I can't find my thesis or dissertation in DigiNole. Where is my document?

Depending on the year the degree was granted, there may not yet be a digital copy scanned of your printed thesis or dissertation. If you would like to request to have your thesis or dissertation uploaded to DigiNole, please email lib-support@fsu.edu. If your degree was granted in the last ten years and it is not in DigiNole, also contact lib-support@fsu.edu. If your degree was awarded in the last year and your thesis or dissertation is not in DigiNole, it is likely we are still waiting to receive them from Proquest.

Can I have permission to access a specific thesis or dissertation?

FSU does not hold the copyright to any of these works so we cannot make that decision. Please contact the author to receive permission.

How do I make my thesis or dissertation available?

If access to your thesis or dissertation is restricted in DigiNole, then you can contact lib-support@fsu.edu and communicate with the repository manager about removing the restriction.


I am a researcher and I would like to reuse a work found in DigiNole. Can FSU grant me permission?

Please refer to the Copyright and Legal Information page for all pertinent information related to reusing content from DigiNole.