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Archive Your Conference Materials in "The Stacks"

A lot of work goes into planning, organizing, and layouting the materials that accompany every academic event: Thinking through and formulating a CfP, putting together a program (or, rather programs, because something always has to be shifted and changed), designing said program and corresponding poster, and, afterwards, writing a conference report for your website, department and/or sponsor. This work lies at the core of academic exchange and debate because it frames the scope and image of every event. Hence, the materials produced are important indicators for the status quo of contemporary scholarship as well as crucial markers to trace the development of scholarly debates over time. 

With the subject repository The Stacks, the FID AAC provides a space where you can openly archive and collect scholarly work product that otherwise might go unrecognized. We think it is important to make this vibrant and dynamic part of academic work more visible and accessible. 

What are the advantages of archiving your event materials in The Stacks?

Accessibility: Your documents will be found by (academic) search engines such as Google, Google Scholar, or BASE.

Visibility: The entirety of your work and/or your department's, network's or institution's activity is available in one place and can be browsed by names of individuals and institutions.

Citability: Your documents will be clearly identifiable and citable through permanent identifiers such as Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURL) and Digital Object Identifiers (DOI). 

Reliability: Your documents are archived and saved by a DFG-funded, non-commercial institution within German data privacy law.

Longevity: As a DINI-certified service, we can guarantee that your documents will be stored responsibly for many years to come. You don't have to worry about keeping a website running in order not to lose your documents.

Integrity: We import metadata of already registered DOIs in order to maintain document integrity and to avoid redundancy.

Non-Exclusivity: By granting The Stacks non-exclusive usage rights, you retain all rights to your documents and are free to re-use them elsewhere, e.g. the repository of your home institution.


Checklist: Follow these steps to archive your event materials in The Stacks?

  1. Decide which materials you'd like to archive.
  2. Make sure you have the necessary rights to publish the materials.
  3. Make sure you have the necessary rights to re-use the images and designs for non-commerical purposes.
  4. Decide under which Open Access license you'd like to archive your materials. You can contact us with your questions or use the CC-Chooser tool.
  5. Upload your materials in The Stacks yourself OR send us your materials via email and we upload them for you.

We look forward to receiving and hosting your event materials, so that this vital part of academic communication is properly scured and appreciated. 

Please contact us with any questions and concerns you might have!

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